Saturday, January 2, 2010

Review: End the Fed by Ron Paul (Audiobook)

In the post-meltdown world, it is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless to have a serious economic debate without considering and challenging the role of the Federal Reserve.

Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution without which the country's economy could not properly function. But in END THE FED, Ron Paul draws on American history, economics, and fascinating stories from his own long political life to argue that the Fed is both corrupt and unconstitutional. It is inflating currency today at nearly a Weimar or Zimbabwe level, a practice that threatens to put us into an inflationary depression where $100 bills are worthless. What most people don't realize is that the Fed — created by the Morgans and Rockefellers at a private club off the coast of Georgia — is actually working against their own personal interests. Congressman Paul's urgent appeal to all citizens and officials tells us where we went wrong and what we need to do fix America's economic policy for future generations.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets two very unenthusiastic stars. Not only was the material enough to lull you to sleep within moments, the reader, Bob Craig, seemed bored by it as well. If there was a way to make the book even more impenetrable and boring the producers struck on it perfectly by hiring this gem of a reader. Seriously, he may as well have been reading a telephone book. It was that boring. In between nodding off I did manage to learn a few things, but not enough to justify the time investment.

☆☆= Didn't Like It


Ryan G said...

I think my main problem with it would have been that I can't take anything Ron Paul says seriously.

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