That’s Right Nate

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Book Review – 5 Big Lies About American Business

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Michael Medved is a favorite author of mine.   I first wrote about him a little over a year ago when his book  The 10 Big Lies About America came out.   As the title implies, in that book Michael told 10 big lies about America such as slavery didn’t help build this country and that it wasn’t genocide, but marrying black people that really killed off the Indians.   At first, I was appalled because I believe for a lie to be successful, it should be subtle.   However, as I read further I realized that these lies were designed to make us feel better about ourselves as a country–like telling your girlfriend that her new hairstyle looks great or telling your fat friend that he should go ahead and order another desert.

Like any good businessman, Medved has found a way to make the same money while only doing half the work, with his new book The 5 Big Lies About American Business.  In his new book Medved carefully weaves such lies as business executives are overpaid, businesses sometimes mistreat their customers, and big business is bad.

Evidently, Medved has entered the cutting edge of the new electronic media as the Kindle book description is slightly different leading me to think that he has written some changes in the book specifically for the Kindle:

Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear

Once again, Medved spends 300 pages telling us lies about American business, but they’re the lies that we want to hear.  Everything is great with American business and that’s exactly what I want to think about our country.   Medved does it again and this book is a tour de force that I can hardly wait to read or even better for them to make a movie from it.  I give it 4 stars—my highest review.


Written by thatsrightnate

January 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm

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  1. Nice Lens!

    Expenses claim form

    January 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm

  2. Uhm thank you


    January 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

  3. Are you sure that a fat person should order a desert? I mean, a lot of sand adds up. OTOH, a nice banana split chocolate sundae would do not harm.


    January 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

  4. I meant “no harm”. Sorry. I guess typos are contagious.


    January 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

  5. Oh a little typo never hurt anybody unlike giving fat people desert.


    January 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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