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Poorer Richard's America: What Would Ben Say?


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For decades, Benjamin Franklins Poor Richards Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects—writing as Benjamin Franklin—on what America has become.

Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the entrenched powers of special interests have made it nearly impossible for a real leader to lead. Where is a good American to turn? How about to the man who wrote this timeless observation: “A small leak will sink a great ship”?

Ben is back! With his signature intelligence and wit (not to mention a good sprinkling of aphorisms both old and new), Benjamin Franklin, through Tom Blair, moves from the national deficit to Wall Street, from health care to marital bliss. The result is electrifying.


What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today?

About the Author

Tom Blair was born in England during World War II. His father, an American serviceman married to a young British girl, was killed at Normandy in 1944. He has been a tremendously successful businessman, starting and going public with several companies. As a long-term Washingtonian, he has keen insights into the political process, and clearly, Blair understands Wall Street, though he does not think of himself as a driven businessman. For him, business has always been a means to finance his passions, particularly American history, economics, and aviation. He has the world’s largest personal collection of WWII British aircraft, many of which he flies. Blair has three children and fifteen grandchildren. He lives with his wife, Alice, in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Product Details

Blair, Tom
Skyhorse Publishing
Preface by:
Brokaw, Tom
Brokaw, Tom
Foreword by:
Brokaw, Tom
Brokaw, Tom
General Political Science
Franklin, Benjamin
United States Social conditions 1980-
Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
August 2010
Grade Level:
8.25 x 5.5 x 5.9 in 14 oz

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