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5.0 out of 5 stars Making real-life economics both humorous and depressing - simultaneously!, 18 Oct 2011
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Wow! What an incredible book. Mark Steyn, a cross between a stand-up comedian (great one-liners), a first class tabloid journalist (pithy, irreverent, and fearless) and an economist (who does reach a conclusion) has produced a MUST READ for all politicians, business folk and anyone else concerned with the current financial/economic chaos Europe and the US is going through. Essentially a plea to "get sovereign debt under control in the US" but there are lessons for all - particularly so in his Chapter, wickedly entitled, "The Hope of Audacity". Here's part of his recipe: De-centralize/De-governmentalize/De-regulate (less. much less Government),De-monopolize (including aspects of government), De-complicate, De-credentialize (less students to university/more compact courses, more technical/practical skill training). If there is one criticism it's Mark's "US tabloid" style - it gets just a little wearing but the underlying arguments are 24 carat gold.
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Initial post: 9 Jun 2012 17:27:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 09:42:36 BDT
I am grateful to R. McMullen for pointing out my grammatical error. But, unlike 14 out of 15 other respondents who considered my review helpful, he misses the point of the entire book and the context of my review "the repetitive concept of 'less'"

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 14:17:56 BDT
Pity you couldn't address the issue.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2012 15:29:42 BDT
I thought I addressed the issue, to review a book, fairly well. I did not intend to address the underlying (economic) problem. But if (the anonymous) Mr/Ms/Mrs Badger O Stripey One would like some extra help on 'avoiding armageddon' in Europe, as opposed to the US, I can also recommend " Robert Peston's "How do we fix this mess" (Hodder and Stoughton 2012).
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