David Hogberg of Investors Business Daily and The American Spectator has a very complimentary review of my book Stealing You Blind: How Government Fatcats Are Getting Rich Off of You:
Two stellar books have been published this year examining the “Political Class,” that group of people which includes politicians and bureaucrats, but also and the businesses and labor unions that enable and benefit from them. They are Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You by Iain Murray and Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison by Peter Schweizer. They make excellent books for Christmas even though they are far more likely to generate outrage than good cheer.
Murray’s book focuses largely on the bureaucracy and why they have become an increasing threat to our freedom and our pocketbooks. Bureaucrats have a huge incentive to increase costs. In government, a bureaucrat’s success — his pay raises and promotions — is determined not by solving problems but by finding more problems to justify ever larger budgets and staff.
Stealing You Blind makes a great Christmas gift for the small-government fan in your family! That should include most of you here.