Posts Tagged ‘David Stockman’

Amazon.com: The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America (9781586489120): David A. Stockman: Books

May 25, 2013
Kirkpatrick (left, in red) among the Reagan Ca...

Reagan Cabinet, 1984 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Deformation-Capitalism-Corrupted-Democracy/dp/1586489127

Lots of positive reaction to this book. Add it to your reading list.

A fellow missionary friend of mine who went to college with this guy, David Stockman, pointed out his amazing ability to get the grasp of loads of detail, including specific numbers, in his appearances before Congress in the Reagan years, and his impressions from their college days.

A previous book analyzes why, in his words, the Reagan administration “failed”, and in conversations at the following link from CSpan‘s booktv.com, he points out that many Republicans have some wrong ideas about the Reagan years, myths. Democrat Party cheerleaders and partisans my like those quotes, but even before I read the book, which I plan to do, I suspect those partisans will not like his reasons for saying it.

http://www.booktv.org/Watch/14456/Book+Party+for+David+Stockman+Author+of+The+Great+Deformation+The+Corruption+of+Capitalism+in+America.aspx

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A Review of The Great Deformation by John Butler

April 27, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/stockman/stockman19.1.html

A review about David Stockman’s book, “The Great Deformation”. It ” demolishes the conventional economic and political wisdom prevailing both prior to and in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.”, says this book review, and I am not surprised.

In fact, a friend that went to school with him told me about his genius and watched his career take him to the Reagan White House as budget director. He had a universe of numbers and statistics at memory’s beck and call, and rattled them off rat-tat-tat fashion in Congressional hearings.

I’m glad to see he is applying this to educate the interested with more common sense perspective.