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Makers and Takers: Why Conservatives Work Harder, Feel Happier, Have Closer Families, Take Fewer Drugs, Give More Generously, Value Honesty More, Are Less Materialistic and Envious, Whine Less...and Even Hug Their Children More Than Liberals Audiobook, by Peter Schweizer Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Peter Schweizer Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781400177486
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In Do as I Say (Not as I Do), Peter Schweizer exposed the hypocrisy of liberal elites in Washington and Hollywood. In Makers and Takers, he broadens his scope to examine the damaging effects of liberal philosophy on ordinary Americans. Drawing on national polls and academic studies, as well as the revealing testimony of liberals themselves, Schweizer shows that liberals are, on the whole, less honest, less generous, lazier, and more materialistic than their conservative counterparts. Moreover, conservatives are better parents, spouses, and citizens.

Schweizer's portrait is not a mischievous exercise in "gotcha" journalism. Instead, tracing political and social changes over the past fifty years, he argues that the emergence of liberalism as a philosophy of selfishness is a direct result of big government. The enormous expansion of government has fostered the assumption among many Americans that the state is responsible for our financial, social, and moral well-being. From the myth that wealth is the result of luck and exploitation to the insistence that individuaals are not accountable to God or social institutions, the principles of liberalism have corrupted the personal virtues and community values Americans once honored. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 3/23/2013

    " The thesis of this book -- that conservatives are far more generous in their personal lives than liberals -- is in equal measure both surprising and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Squire | 3/2/2013

    " Good data to back it up. Everyone should read it, but only conservative leaning folks are likely to do so, which is too bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 6/19/2012

    " This is an excellent book that destroys certain liberal myths about conservatives. The book cites studies that show conservatives to be more hard working, happier, more family oriented, less materialistic, more honest and more generous than liberals. This book is well worth a read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MG | 9/7/2011

    " Stuff 99% of Conservatives already know, validated by endless statistics. Not an engaging read, but still worth it if you want to validate being Conservative and happy. (Don't feel guilty... you're not doing anything wrong.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 9/5/2011

    " Scientific proof that liberalism causes mental disorders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 3/29/2011

    " an interesting description of the differences between conservatives and liberals "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MG | 6/26/2010

    " Stuff 99% of Conservatives already know, validated by endless statistics. Not an engaging read, but still worth it if you want to validate being Conservative and happy. (Don't feel guilty... you're not doing anything wrong.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 3/2/2010

    " Scientific proof that liberalism causes mental disorders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Squire | 1/13/2010

    " Good data to back it up. Everyone should read it, but only conservative leaning folks are likely to do so, which is too bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 1/11/2009

    " The thesis of this book -- that conservatives are far more generous in their personal lives than liberals -- is in equal measure both surprising and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/14/2008

    " an interesting description of the differences between conservatives and liberals "

About the Author

Peter Schweizer is a former William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into eleven languages.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.