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Mike Rosen is now in his twenty-ninth year as an award-winning talk show host on 850 KOA Radio in Denver. He's an editorial-page columnist for the Denver Post, holds an MBA degree from the University of Denver, was a corporate finance executive for Samsonite and Beatrice Foods, served as Special Assistant for Financial Management to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy at tMike Rosen is now in his twenty-ninth year as an award-winning talk show host on 850 KOA Radio in Denver. He's an editorial-page columnist for the Denver Post, holds an MBA degree from the University of Denver, was a corporate finance executive for Samsonite and Beatrice Foods, served as Special Assistant for Financial Management to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.For many years, people have been urging me to write a book. My excuse has always been that I just don't have the time. And unlike other authors in politics and the media, I don't have a ghost writer. But it's occurred to me that I've already written one in the body of my 1,600 columns in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and other publications over more than three decades. Many have stood up to the test of time and are as relevant today as when I first wrote them. Others are valuable as historical benchmarks to set the record straight and as a correction and rebuttal to revisionist history from the usual suspects. It was Mark Twain who profoundly observed that, "History doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes."...

Title : Reality: A Plain-Talk Guide to Economics, Politics, Government and Culture
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ISBN : 9780982352083
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
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Reality: A Plain-Talk Guide to Economics, Politics, Government and Culture Reviews

  • Mark
    2019-03-21 06:40

    I have been listening to Mike Rosen on the radio and reading his columns in the paper for 30 years. He provides a strong, reasoned voice in the middle of lots of noise in the areas of economics and politics among other things. Because of his columns I took to reading and studying some of the authors he has cited such as Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, F. A. Hayek, Ayn Rand and others. I also learned to identify the mis-characterizations of the Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media, as Mike refers to them, and, more importantly, identify what the DLEMM have left out.I seriously doubt you will start off agreeing with everything Mike Rosen has to say but you will certainly be pushed to think about some of the issues in new ways, pushed to study them yourself and guided to developing a much more informed position on the important issues of the day. Rather than accept whatever statistic is thrown out there you perhaps will be inspired to go to the source and form your own opinion (after all, 93.27% of all statistics in news stories are just made up). Afterwards you'll find yourself agreeing with the vast majority of Mike's positions and you will immediately be skeptical when someone throws out an overly precise statistic about something that cannot be known.I highly recommend this book, the columns represent the best of well over thirty years of his work. That there are so many good essays in one book speaks to the consistently high quality of Mike Rosen's work. I recall reading some of these when they came out and it is a joy to have them all in one place. I didn't remember many of them until I reread them here. I also have heard Mike expound on many of the topics on the radio and the columns supplement that material nicely in a more permanent easily accessible format.

  • Zach
    2019-03-15 10:49

    Mike Rosen once said on his radio show that some listeners would rather have him never retire, and instead die behind the microphone. While we can't have his three-hour daily shows anymore, he gave us the next best thing: A compilation of ~200 of his columns throughout the years that cover key aspects of politics, culture, economics, and more.Regular listeners will recognize many familiar arguments he puts forth. It's literally like reading Mike Rosen's talk show in the form of a book. The common-sense arguments and clear diction that Rosen is known for are all laid out neatly in one book that I fully intend on making my political bible. Rosen said to treat this book as your Army field manual in the war of ideas, with lots of highlighting, underlining, wear and tear. Considering the multitudinous amount of information jam-packed into this book, I'd say you'd get more out of it by doing just that. Reading it once through is educational and entertaining, but you can definitely get more out of it by reviewing it once in a while.I'm sincerely grateful I have this book for the future. Rosen has been instrumental in shaping my views on how the world works, and it's great to have all that wisdom in one book that I can share with future generations that haven't had a chance to listen to him. This compendium of wisdom will be occupying a prime spot on my bookshelf for decades to come.

  • Kathy
    2019-02-24 03:45

    A great overview of government economic policies and results, not for the weak of heart.