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Socialism Sucks

Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World
Lu par : John Pruden
Durée : 4 h et 25 min

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The bastard step-child of Milton Friedman and Anthony Bourdain, Socialism Sucks is a bar crawl through former, current, and wannabe socialist countries around the world. Free-market economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell travel to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and Sweden to investigate the dangers and idiocies of socialism - while drinking a lot of beer.

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  • J D Rossi
  • 06/08/2019

Made me thirsty for beer

Review in a nutshell: I was entertained throughout and learned more than I anticipated in a 4 hour 25 minute book.

Eye opening moments:

Life in Sweden might be good, but Swedes living in the U.S. are significantly more prosperous than Swedes living in Sweden (similarly but less surprisingly, Cubans living in the U.S. are far better off than Cubans in Cuba).

Bernie Sanders once praised Venezuela's brand of socialism (“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela, and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who’s the banana republic now?”-Bernie Sanders). I wish this were more widely known.

Some Cubans are aware that more interaction with America will lend itself to growing freedom in Cuba.

Georgia's surge toward freedom was completely new information to me.

Some concerns:

High school teachers and community college professors might not assign or recommend this book due to the repeated references to alcohol. Hey Robert and Benjamin, maybe this calls for a second book geared toward that audience?

Partway through this book I thought, "O goodness, they think millennials are actually socialists! That's why we're spending so much time talking about true socialism in this book up to this point." And I thought the entire book was going to be a waste. Once we got to the socialist convention in the U.S., they diagnosed what's going on among young Americans very accurately, which was a big relief. Somehow I missed that near the front of the book . . . so if you're like me when you read this maybe I can help -- they tie up everything very well in the second half of the book. Don't worry! Starting with when they visit the socialist convention and running through the end of the book would be worth reading on it's own.

Overall, well done! Big thanks to the authors.

-Jordan, age 30.

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  • Marie
  • 06/08/2019

Entertaining listening about booze and Socialism

This is the second audio book I have purchased because the authors made a great pitch on a podcast.
It is part travel book and part economics lecture. Despite the conditions they made Cuba sound like a great place to visit provided you stay in an Airbnb and bring your own spices, and don’t drink beer. The description of Georgia made me want to check out Georgian wines.
As far as the Socialism goes, they describe it with their definitions and acknowledge those promoting it in America appear to have their own completely different definition.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/08/2019

Great Book - Need to share with others

The authors were able to articulate why allowing people to make decisions and control the economy is more powerful then any type of centralized or state run control. I really hope this book takes off and people, especially young people (my generation) read this book and realize they do not want socialism. Socialism = loss of individual rights and decision making. Good book!

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  • Scott J. Jones MD
  • 10/08/2019

Fun and educational

Yeah, that’s a cliche, but it applies. Bob and Ben manage to make light of some hefty subject matter so that we can laugh, but actually think about that subject matter.

I would have liked to have seen an example of a country which has a history of free markets and success, but is slipping into a collectivist, state dominated system — like South Africa.

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  • AdeptR
  • 07/08/2019

Concise, funny and accurate

Greatly enjoyed the authors account of the socialist regimes around the world. Will recommend to my leftist friends.

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  • Liz W.
  • 19/08/2019

A fun book

This would be a good book for a socialist friend. I didn’t know about Georgia, so that was interesting.

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