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My review of Hunter Lewis’s Where Bernie Went Wrong: And Why His Remedies Will Just Make Crony Capitalism Worse was published February 4 in Barron’s:
Bernie Sanders’ first presidential campaign was almost certainly his last; within four years, he’ll turn 79. But his strong performance in the Democratic primaries could inspire others to pick up his torch. Sanders garnered a surprising number of votes by presenting himself as a candidate with new solutions for the country’s many problems.
Hunter Lewis, an investment consultant and author of several books on economic issues—all written, like this one, in a clear and conversational style—shows that Sanders’ proposed solutions aren’t new at all. They represent the same bromides that have burdened economic progress for more than a century.
I’ve previously reviewed two of Lewis’s other books for Barron’s:
- My review of Crony Capitalism in America: 2008-2012
- My review of Free Prices Now! Fixing the Economy by Abolishing the Fed
On a different topic (the Israel-Palestine conflict), I’ve also reviewed Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel for Barron’s.
And on that same topic, Scott McConnell has reviewed for Barron’s my own book Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, describing it as a damning indictment that “must be reckoned with” by those subscribing to the mainstream narrative of the conflict.