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Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't

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From Steve Forbes, the iconic editor in chief of Forbes Media, and Elizabeth Ames coauthors of How Capitalism Will Save Us—comes a new way  of thinking about the role of government  and the morality of free markets.

Americans today are at a turning point. Are we a coun­try founded on the values of freedom and limited gov­ernment, as envisioned by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Or do we want to become a European-style socialist democ­racy? What best serves the public good—freedom or Big Government?

 

In Freedom Manifesto, Forbes and Ames offer a new twist on this historic debate. Today’s bloated and bureau­cratic government, they argue, is anything but a force for compassion. Instead of assuring fairness, it promotes favoritism. Instead of furthering opportunity, it stifles economic growth. Instead of unleashing innovation and material abundance, its regulations and price controls create rigidity and scarcity. Not only are Big Govern­ment’s inefficient and ever-expanding bureaucracies ill-equipped to deliver on their promises—they are often guilty of the very greed, excess, and corruption routinely ascribed to the private sector.

 

The only way to a truly fair and moral society, the authors say, is through economic freedom—free people and free markets. Throughout history, open markets have helped the poor and everyone else by unleashing unprecedented creativity, generating wealth, and raising living standards. Promoting trust, generosity, and de­mocracy, economic freedom has been a more powerful force for individual rights, self-determination—and hu­manity—than any government bureaucracy.

 

Freedom Manifesto captures the spirit of a new movement that is questioning old ideas about the mo­rality of government and markets for the first time since the Great Depression. Going beyond the familiar explanations and sound bites, the authors provide a fully developed framework of “first principles” for a true understanding of the real moral and ethical distinctions between more and less government. This timely and provocative book shows why free markets and liberty are the only way to a better future and a fair and humane society.

About the Author

STEVE FORBES is chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media and an internationally respected author­ity in the worlds of economics, fi­nance, and corporate leadership. He campaigned twice for the Republi­can nomination for the presidency. His previous books include the Wall Street Journal best­seller How Capitalism Will Save Us, the New York Times bestseller Power Ambition Glory, Flat Tax Revolution, and A New Birth of Freedom.

ELIZABETH AMES coauthored How Capitalism Will Save Us with Steve Forbes. She is the founder of BOLDE Communications, which advises corporate and individual cli­ents on communications strategies. Her journalism and commentary have appeared in a wide range of publications.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

A Battle for the Soul of America

 

1

FedEx or the Post Office?

Free Markets Meet People’s Needs, Big Government Meets Its Own Needs

 

2

Freedom or Big Brother?

Choice Versus Coercion

 

3

Silicon Valley or Detroit?

Creativity Versus Rigidity

 

4

Paychecks or Food Stamps?

Empowerment Versus Dependence

 

5

Apple or Solyndra?

Meritocracy Versus Cronyism

 

6

The Spirit of Reagan—or Obama?

Optimism and Cooperation Versus Pessimism and Distrust

 

Notes

Bibliography

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307951571
Author:
Forbes, Steve
Publisher:
Crown Business
Author:
Ames, Elizabeth
Author:
Forbes, Steve
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.6 x 1 in 0.9125 lb

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
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History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Economics » US Economy
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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