George Leef, who has reviewed probably hundreds of books on human affairs, is the reviewer for Forbes.com. In his review of Madmen, Leef focuses on the three motivating questions that flow throughout the book:
1. Why do democracies generate policies that are wasteful and unjust?
2. Why do failed policies persist over long periods, even when they are known to be socially wasteful and even when better alternatives exist?
3. Why do some wasteful policies get repealed (for example, airline rate and route regulation) while others endure (such as sugar subsidies and tariffs
By charting Madmen‘s answers to these questions, Leef’s review provides a nice summary and analysis of the framework we develop in the book. As an author, this is a rare treat — an informed and informative review!
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