Give Me a Break
- Narrated by: John Stossel
- Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-29-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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In Give Me a Break, Stossel explains how ambitious bureaucrats, intellectually lazy reporters, and greedy lawyers make your life worse even as they claim to protect your interests. Taking on such sacred cows as the FDA, the War on Drugs, and scaremongering environmental activists, and backing up his trademark irreverence with careful reasoning and research, he shows how the problems that government tries and fails to fix can be solved better by the extraordinary power of the free market.
He traces his journey from cub reporter to 20/20 co-anchor, revealing his battles to get his ideas to the public, his struggle to overcome stuttering, and his eventual realization that, for years, much of his reporting missed the point.
Stossel concludes the book with a provocative blueprint for change: a simple plan in the spirit of the Founding Fathers to ensure that America remains a place "where free minds, and free markets, make good things happen."
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By Bill on 02-21-07
Could be the original No Spin Zone
John Stossel brilliantly captures ignorance and incompetence on both sides of the political aisle when dealing with a variety of subjects.
His background in consumer affairs reporting gives him the balance that comes from a no-nonsense approach to the issues of today.
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