The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise

Book - 2012
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Entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and upward mobility: These traditions are at the heart of the free enterprise system, and have long been central to America's exceptional culture. In recent years, however, policymakers have dramatically weakened these traditions--by exploding the size of government, propping up their corporate cronies, and trying to reorient our system from rewarding merit to redistributing wealth.

In The Road to Freedom , American Enterprise Institute President Arthur C. Brooks shows that this trend cannot be reversed through materialistic appeals about the economic efficiency of capitalism. Rather, free enterprise requires a moral defense rooted in the ideals of earned success, equality of opportunity, charity, and basic fairness. Brooks builds this defense and demonstrates how it is central to understanding the major policy issues facing America today.

The future of the free enterprise system has become a central issue in our national debate, and Brooks offers a practical manual for defending it over the coming years. Both a moral manifesto and a prescription for concrete policy changes, The Road to Freedom will help Americans in all walks of life translate the philosophy of free enterprise into action, to restore both our nation's greatness and our own well-being in the process.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780465029402
Branch Call Number: 322.3 BROOKS
Characteristics: 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 29, 2014

(From the description and the book) Rather, free enterprise requires a moral defense rooted in the ideals of earned success, equality of opportunity, charity, and basic fairness. - - OK. . . so what's this guy doing at the American Enterprise Institute, originally funded by the du Pont family [may still be for all I know] - - this clearly goes against American monopolistic predatory capitalism - - what's wrong with this author? Rigged markets [regardless of what the latest clown Obama has appointed to the SEC claims] don't promote free enterprise, as neither does Walmart and Walmart-clones, as neither does the present fantasy finance system. Want equality of opportunity, nationalize all the school systems throughout America, stop privatizing public education, and promote equal access to education for all, completely different than today's capitalist educational system! Earned success is not a completely bought and paid for crooked tax code. Earned success isn't the bankster gangsters getting away with breaking all laws (Abacus CDO, Magnetar Capital, AIG, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Faro); like to know if this clown has ever read A Dream Foreclosed?


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