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2.0 out of 5 stars
I was disappointed with this book, 14 Mar. 2015
I was disappointed with this book. I am sympathetic to a critique of the establishment, which is why I read it. But this is a thin critique. The author seems convinced that the best way to run the world was roughly the UK in the 1960s. He seems uninterested in other experience - for example, the much greater role of the private sector in the French health sector.
The background research is a bit light - plenty of reminders of familiar problems, not much new material. And the overall tone is too complaining and too light on alternative suggestions. I gave up before the end.
To sum up, I don't enjoy people who think their simple belief systems explain everything. It is boring hearing economists say the market is right all the time, when there is plenty of evidence that it isn't. And I found this book similar dull but on the other side of politics.