Summary

Think FDR was a great president? Think again. In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster, swelled the federal government, and prevented the country from turning around quickly.
In today's turbulent domestic and global environment, eerily similar to that of the 1930s, it's more important than ever before to uncover and understand the truth of our history, lest we be doomed to repeat it. You'll never look at FDR in the same way again.
©2003 Jim Powell (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"Very readable, factual, and insightful - and endorsed by two Nobel Prize-winning economists." (Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University)
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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 12-05-12

Very Important

Where does FDR's Folly rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I think this is a must listen or read. FDR is a hero and he should not be. We should learn the lessons he has to offer and not make the same mistakes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The thugs FDR had on the gov't payroll

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan Duncavage on 01-09-17

The truth is finally coming out

Have you ever looked at the amount of money you paid into Social Security and then how much you're going to get older? Thanks compare it to a savings account at the bank. You'll find the interest-rate is negative. When I first did this I was outraged.

That is how I began questioning FDR's policies. This book explains the rest

Some years ago, I read Atlas Shrugged and many of the characters seems like impossible characters. Now I know that some of the thinking and some direct quotes in the Atlas were taken from FDR and his advisors.

This book actually gave me hope because I see how much worse America was in terms of socialism 80 years ago.

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