By Donald J. Boudreaux
On a daily basis, Donald Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason collage, writes a letter to the editor of a massive American ebook. frequently, he writes in line 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, made from 100 of Boudreaux's most sensible letters, presents clever, witty rejoinders to questions like these:
-Are taxes ''really simply prices''? (New York Times)
-Does the Tea get together 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 highway Journal)
with out swearing allegiance to any occasion or ideology, Boudreaux takes objective at pundits and politicos at the left, correct, and all over among. He tackles matters starting from ''lookism'' within the place of work and the futility of border partitions to naive religion in substitute power and the all-too-common tendency to belief a fallible and ever-expanding govt.
Half-truths and Hypocrites will not swap the deeply held convictions of readers. however it will entertain them, enlighten them, and sharpen their eye for shaky evidence, defective reasoning, and highbrow dishonesty--all of that are threats to a loose, wealthy country.