“Thomas Sowell exposes the fallacies and outright lies the American people have been subjected to in the advancement of progressive entitlement centric economic programs by the modern crop of corrupt politicians. If you take anything from this book, it should be this: The intended goals of any type of economic aid can never be considered separately from the actual economic incentives the policies implemented to ostensibly reach that goal will create, without causing more destruction and more harm to the economy and the people as a whole.
It is up to us as citizens of this great nation, to hold our governments accountable and to demand that they consider the full economic ramifications of their plans before they implement them. Why bother, you say? Economics is so boring. But boring as it may be, it is inextricably tied to man's liberty, and if we neglect it, if we leave it to the politicians and corporations, we may awake one day to find that we have somehow lost it, both for ourselves and for our children. Read this book, and begin to take your responsibility as a citizen a bit more seriously.