rich dad poor dad

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Every so often, when sharks eat sharks, something good comes out of it. I found this delightful and hilarious treatise by one real-estate guru attacking another, namely the evil incarnate Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.

If you haven't heard of this book, it's essentially a quasi-fictional book of accounting advice packaged up as dad's money wisdom, but catering to the lazy and unsuccessful who seethe at the successes of the rich and advantaged. People have quit college to pursue this bunk, no joke. It is the leading celebrity among that 95% of the investing shelf at Border's so carelessly shitting out bad investment advice. Dangerously bad, have you.

Anyways, back to topic, this John T. Reed guy (who's a quite a huckster himself) gives a line-by-line deconstruction of Kiyosaki's dementia-in-print. It's like when Penn & Teller take apart scams and misrepresentations in their Bullsh!t show, which they excel at because misdirection is their trade. Except in this case, it's kinda sad. Nevertheless, it's a great read, especially if you've ever picked up Rich Dad, Poor Dad and thought "troublingly clever…" This is honesty only the dishonest could conjure. I hope you love it too, my little Blainetologists! :spock: