Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-baked Theories Don't

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
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Are free market economies really based on fleecing the consumer? Is the U.S. economy truly just a giant free-for-all that encourages duplicity in our everyday transactions? Is everyone from corporate CEOs to your local car salesman really looking to make a buck at your expense? In Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't, economist and bestselling author John R. Lott, Jr., answers these and other common economic questions, bravely confronting the profound distrust of the market that the bestselling book Freakonomics has helped to popularize. Using clear and hard-hitting examples, Lott shows how free markets liberate the best, most creative, and most generous aspects of our society - while efforts to constrain economic liberty, no matter how well-intentioned, invariably lead to increased poverty and injustice.

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User Review  - zappi -

Great value for overstock....very good reading...great counter to the book Freakonomics Read full review

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User Review  - Meg - A Bookish Affair - Goodreads

This book was supposed to be a counter to "Freakonomics," a book which shows economics of various things other than the traditional monetary view that we usually pin economics to. To me, some of Lott ... Read full review

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John Richard Lott Jr. is an American economist and political commentator. Lott was formerly employed at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland, College Park, and at the American Enterprise Institute conservative think tank. He is currently a Fox News opinion contributor. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.

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