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Would you consider the audio edition of A Capitalism for the People to be better than the print version?
I found Jonathan Davis's performance distracting and not in keeping with the subject matter. He sounded like a newscaster who, faced with subject matter he doesn't understand, projects extra confidence. Still, it was a minor problem.
What other book might you compare A Capitalism for the People to and why?
I wanted to like this book, but I found it reiterated many points and arguments which have appeared in other publications. If you follow economics and general news blogs you won't encounter much which is new.
Did Jonathan Davis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
This was non-fiction, so Davis didn't need to distinguish between different characters.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
I thought Zingales explained his problems with public private partnerships quite well. For those who aren't familiar with the material, this would actually be a great introduction.
Any additional comments?
Zingales is totally correct when it comes to the merits of his arguments. For someone who isn't familiar with the general critique of crony capitalism, rent seeking, etc., as it is practiced in the US, this book should open some eyes.
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This book makes some strong arguments for a smaller, better government while calling on business educators to do a better job instilling a moral compass in our future business leaders. While it was a bit more libertarian than I usually align with, I especially liked the notion of teaching that loopholes are the result of lobbying, and that they make everything more complicated, and complications results in negative exploitation. Definitely one to re-read.