Although the title, Red and Blue and Broke All Over, suggests that the book is another expose of America’s dire financial state of affairs, that is not the case. Red and Blue inextricably links our prosperity to our liberties and warns that if “solutions” to our existing financial woes and the “War on Terrorism” put still more controls on us, our prosperity will decline as our liberties vanish.
Readers will also be delighted to know that Red and Blue is an enlightening read in a casual style that makes them forget that they’re reading a book about economics and libertarian philosophy. That is no small feat in itself, but the author, Charles Goyette, pulls it off by continually discussing current affairs with which readers are familiar and putting those affairs in context with the issue of liberty. For example, fascism and crony capitalism.