My Review of ‘Where Bernie Went Wrong’ in Barron’s

by Mar 1, 2017Liberty & Economy0 comments

Bernie Sanders speaking at an event in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18, 2015 (Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hunter Lewis on why Bernie Sanders' prescriptions for the economy would only make crony capitalism worse. My review of 'Where Bernie Went Wrong'.

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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.

Read the full review at Barron’s.

I’ve previously reviewed two of Lewis’s other books for Barron’s:

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.

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