If only more people would take the time and make the effort to work through this book, without prejudice, it would add to the quality of our political and economic discourse. Friends of mine, who study economics, have dismissed it without reading it because of what they mistakenly believe the author to represent.
As we implement lean management processes at work, I have found the foundations of this book to be useful tools and concepts for helping my operational staff understand why we are eliminating waste. All of us are taking actions, and the analysis is to what degree those acts will result in the end we are seeking. Basically, "Are you going to get what you want by doing that?"
In light of the U.S. debt, the housing crash, the Greek default(s), the banking crisis and bail-outs, consumer debt/spending, etc., I feel that this book is relevant and important now (again).