HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight…
Loading...

The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (2012)

by Arthur C. Brooks

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
381298,882 (4.13)None
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

This excellent book successfully argues that advocates for free enterprise should do so primarily as a moral stance. The first half explains why this approach is more effective. Free enterprise is better not just because of the outcomes it produces, but more importantly because it reflects values underlying true liberty. Policies counter to free enterprise are damaging not just to overall growth, but more importantly, to individuals, because they are kept from achieving their own potential. He wraps up in the last few chapters with a practical application to current issues. The whole argument is well structured and convincing. ( )
  jpsnow | Aug 19, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 046502940X, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:55:35 -0400)

"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"--Jacket.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
25 wanted1 pay3 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.13)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 1
4 2
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 94,352,393 books! | Top bar: Always visible