Extended Audio Sample

Download The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society (Unabridged), by Heather MacDonald
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Heather MacDonald Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

In closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power, MacDonald shows how bad ideas get started and then acquire a life of their own. Her reports trace the transformation of influential opinion-makers and large philanthropic foundations from confident advocates of individual responsibility, opportunity, and learning into apologists for the welfare state.

The prevailing orthodoxy of ideas, she finds, has affected our schools with ruinous consequences for our children. While these beliefs have damaged the nation as a whole, she observes, they have hit the poor especially hard. When it comes to urban problems and social policy, The Burden of Bad Ideas is more than a breath of fresh air. It's a cold shower. Download and start listening now!

BK_BKOT_000434

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erik | 4/3/2011

    " Find my review at The Rogue Administrator "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria | 11/7/2010

    " If you like social programs, you'll hate this book. If you hate social programs, you'll like this book. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by David | 1/14/2009

    " I mistakenly thought this book might attempt to engage the reader at some kind of intellectual level. Instead it turned out to be a thinly disguised, incoherently written, polemic screed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria | 1/29/2008

    " If you like social programs, you'll hate this book. If you hate social programs, you'll like this book. :) "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations