Book Reviews Archive 2004 - 2011



2011


Republic Lost, Lawrence Lessig, 12Twelve (2011) –
Money Talks

For Love & Liberty, Stephen M. Grimble, Wasteland Press (2011) –
L&L

Keeping the Republic, Mitch Daniels, Sentinel (2011) –
Republic

Believe in America, Romney for President, Inc. (2011) -
Romney

How the West was lost: fifty years of economic folly – and the stark choices ahead, Dambisa Moyo, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux (2011) -
Folly

Climate coup: Global warming’s invasion of our government and our lives, edited by Patrick J. Michaels, Cato Institute (2011) -
Coup

The False Promise of Green Energy, Morriss, Bogart, Meiners & Dorchak, Cato Institute (2011) –
Promise



2010

Boomergeddon, James A. Bacon, Oaklee Press (2010) –
Boomergeddon

Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility, David M. Walker, Random House (2010) –
Comeback

The New Road to Serfdom, Daniel Hannan, Harper Collins (2010) -
Serfdom

Bargaining with the Devil, Robert Mnookin, Simon & Schuster (2010) -
Bargaining

The Hidden Cleantech Revolution, John A. Moore (CEO of Acorn Energy) and Toby Shute, Energy Publishers of America, 2010. --
Cleantech



2009

Realizing Freedom, Tom Palmer, Cato Institute (2009) –
Freedom

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, Carmen Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff, Princeton University Press (2009) –
This Time

National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z, Martin Gross, Berkley Books (2009) –
National Suicide

The State of the Union’s Finances: A Citizen’s Guide,  Peterson Foundation, March 2009, PDF format –
Citizen’s Guide

The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the logic of brazen self-interest to see and shape the future, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Random House (2009) –
Game Theory

New Deal or Raw Deal?  Burton Folsom, Jr., Threshold Editions (2009) –
New Deal



2008

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, Niall Ferguson, Penguin Press (2008) –
Ascent of Money

The 10 Big Lies About America, Michael Medved, Crown Forum (2008) –
Big Lies

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, Christensen, Grossman and Hwang, McGraw-Hill (2008) –
Innovator’s Prescription

A Global Warming Primer, National Center for Policy Analysis, 2008 –
GW Primer

Terrestrial Energy, William Tucker, Bartleby Press (2008).

A Letter to America, David Boren, University of Oklahoma Press (2008) –
Letter to America

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future, Mark Bauerlein, Tarcher/Penguin (2008) –
Dumbest Generation

My Grandfather’s Son, Clarence Thomas, Harper Perennial (2008) –
Grandfather's Son



2007

Boomsday, Christopher Buckley Twelve (Hachette), 2007.

Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution, Michael D. Tanner, Cato Institute (2007) –
Leviathan

Who Killed Health Care?  Regina Herzlinger, McGraw-Hill (2007). –
Who Killed Healthcare

Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education, Neal P. McCluskey, Rowman & Littlefield (2007) –
Feds in the Classroom



2006

The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, Timothy P. Carney, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2006) –
Big Ripoff

The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care, David Gratzer, M.D., Encounter Books (2006) –
http://tiny.cc/ZhHs1

The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor, Andy Kessler, Harper-Collins (2006) -
http://tiny.cc/4gvFE



2005

Downsizing the Federal Government, Chris Edwards, Cato Institute, 2005 –
Downsizing

Flat Tax Revolution: Using a postcard to abolish the IRS, Steve Forbes, Regnery Publishing (2005)
Flat Tax



2004

Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, Peter Diamond and Peter Orzag, The Brookings Institution (2004) –
Saving SS

Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It, Peter G. Peterson, Farrar Strauss and Giroux (2004) –
Running on Empty

The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know About America’s Economic Future, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns, MIT Press (2004) –
Coming Generational Storm

Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day: The real deal on how politicians, bureaucrats, and other Washington barbarians are bankrupting America, Joe Scarborough, HarperCollins (2004) – 
RomeWasn’t Burnt

The Last Well Person: How To Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System, Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., McGill-Queen’s University Press (2004) –
Last Well Person,



Classics

The Tipping Point; How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown and Company (2002) -
Tipping Point

The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America, Philip Howard, Grand Central (1994) –
Common Sense.

The Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson, Yale University Press (1982) –
Rise and Decline

The Imperial Presidency, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Houghton Mifflin (1973, 2004) –
Imperial Presidency

Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm, Rinehart & Company (1941) –
Escape from Freedom

The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, introduction by Andrew Hacker, Washington Square Press (1964) –
Federalist Papers

Cicero Ancient Classics for English Readers, Collins, Rev. W. Lucas 1817-1887 -
Cicero

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