9780465022120

The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465022120

  • ISBN10:

    046502212X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/5/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

America faces a new culture war--one that threatens our long-standing culture of free enterprise. Free enterprise embodies the values that define us as a nation: individual liberty, equal opportunity, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance. But the recent economic crisis has distorted these values, leading many Americans to forget the evils of socialism--which, as Arthur C. Brooks reveals, is back with a vengeance. Its proponents are playing for keeps, and if they win, America will be changed forever, both economically and culturally. At once a call to action and a crucial redefinition of the gulf that divides Americans, The Battleoffers a plan of action for the defense of free enterprise, the very soul of America.

Author Biography

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute. Until 2009, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. Previously, he spent twelve years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles. He is the author of nine books, including Who Really Cares, Gross National Happiness, and the textbook Social Entrepreneurship. Mr. Brooks is a native of Seattle and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Ester, and their three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
The 70-30 Nationp. 1
A Bill of Goods: The 30 Percent Coalition's Story of the Financial Crisisp. 25
Free Enterprise and the Pursuit of Happinessp. 65
The Moral Case for Free Enterprisep. 95
Notesp. 125
Indexp. 163
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