Hypocrites & Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek

Hypocrites & Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek

Donald J. Boudreaux

on a daily basis, Donald Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason collage, writes a letter to the editor of an incredible American ebook. frequently, he writes in accordance with an absurdity provided up by way of a columnist or baby-kisser, or an attention-grabbing factoid misleadingly taken out of context. This assortment, constructed from 100 of Boudreaux's top letters, presents clever, witty rejoinders to questions like these:

-Are taxes ''really simply prices''? (New York Times)

-Does the Tea celebration be afflicted by a ''fatuous infatuation'' with the structure? (Washington Post)

-Is it ''obvious'' that ''if there are fewer weapons, there are fewer shootings and less funerals'' (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

-Has ''slowing inhabitants growth'' confirmed to be ''critical to long term fiscal growth''? (Wall road Journal)

with no swearing allegiance to any occasion or ideology, Boudreaux takes goal at pundits and politicos at the left, correct, and in all places among. He tackles concerns starting from ''lookism'' within the workplace and the futility of border partitions to naive religion in replacement strength and the all-too-common tendency to belief a fallible and ever-expanding govt.

Half-truths and Hypocrites will not switch the deeply held convictions of readers. however it will entertain them, enlighten them, and sharpen their eye for shaky proof, defective reasoning, and highbrow dishonesty--all of that are threats to a unfastened, filthy rich country.

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