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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and

War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, by Lou Dobbs

Blue MauMau’s bloggers sometimes decry the lack of government protection in franchising or, in contrast, quake in alarm that there may be more government fetters put on franchisors. In this book Lou Dobbs gives a realistic appraisal of what is going on in the American Congress and how, as many suspect, the American public gets no respect. The influence of Big Business, special interest groups and foreign governments is pervasive on Capitol Hill and far stronger than that of the American public.

No doubt some of you are old enough to remember Lou Dobbs as a typically dispassionate financial commentator on TV’s Moneyline back in the ‘80s. He has since metamorphosed into a skilled political commentator on CNN, with a crack investigative staff. Lou, a Harvard graduate with a degree in economics, now presides over the most popular show on CNN, with an audience of 800,000.

The book, published in 2006, has such chapter titles as, “The Best Government Money Can Buy,” :”The Politics of Deceit,” “The Exorbitant Cost of Free Trade,” and “Broken Borders.”

The in-depth research and analysis will give you a whole new understanding of what’s happening in this country, unless you’re already a regular watcher of Lou Dobbs Tonight. Chances are you will be outraged by at least some of what you read, no matter what side of the political spectrum you are on.

The book conveniently has The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution at the back, plus a plan of action, for those who agree with Abraham Lincoln:

“These United States of America can never be destroyed from forces outside its borders. If America falls, it will fall from within. Brought down by apathy. When good people do nothing, anarchy reigns.”

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Barbara Jorgensen's picture

Sorry

My fault.

Mr. Blue MauMau's picture

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Cool compromise

"If America falls, it will fall from within. Brought down by apathy." - Lincoln

Nice quote by one of our most revered leaders.

To be technical, the closest America came to being brought down was in the Civil War. That was not because of apathy. On the contrary, it was brought about because of a debate over principles that heated up to the point of fiery meltdown.

It looks to my untrained eyes that America fails when its elected representatives lose the ability to compromise.

Barbara Jorgensen's picture

Where art thou Fuwa?

Please come back.  I miss your comments. In case your reading I have had e-mails of people who miss your blogging. 

Paul Steinberg's picture

Book digest

Dobbs in a nutshell: I'm on board, pull up the gangplank.

As to Beck: a sneering mean fringe hate-monger is hardly a recruiting poster for the Republican party. Rather like the Puritans of old, the Republican party seems content to go off to a long cold winter in exile. That is not good for the party, obviously. Less obvious is that it is not good for the country.

What either one of these people have to do with franchising is beyond me.

Paul Steinberg
Franchisee Attorney, New York City, Ph: 212-529-5400

try your buddy Fuwa

I think Dobbs and Fuwa are buddies and see eye to eye on many issues{they are both economists}. A lot of the guests{Jim Gilchrist, Chris Simcox, Paris, Rosanna Pulido} who are on Dobbs TV show end up on Fuwa's radio show and I know Fuwa has discussed Dobbs book several times on his show and Fuwa has discussed comparative advantage on Dobbs or Becks show. Later ~ Anthony

Barbara Jorgensen's picture

I can't wait to read this book, "Wars on the middle class"

This blog is interesting.  Has anyone else read this book?