‘Unleashing Capitalism’ creates buzz, but is its research accurate?

By Scott Finn

sfinn@wvpubcast.org 

Many West Virginia business leaders, policymakers and media reports are gushing over a new book. It’s called Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia Border and How To Fix It.”

The book’s recommendations include tort reform, tax cuts and less government regulation.The State Journal says the observations in Unleashing Capitalism are based on “hard economic facts,” and that we all should be students of the book’s editor, WVU Economics Professor Russell Sobel.

But there are critics who say the book’s findings are fueled by a conservative agenda. Scott Finn reports.

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