9780742551909

Building Prosperity Why Ronald Reagan and the Founding Fathers Were Right on the Economy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742551909

  • ISBN10:

    0742551903

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-09
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

Throughout history, civilized advance has been propelled by man's pursuit of profit motive and financed by surplus capital won in that pursuit. Success or failure in amassing such capital, in turn, has invariably been a function of the economic and legal frameworks within which that quest has taken place. In Building Prosperity, Heck explains the vital lessons learned from that history and explores what they posit for 21st century economic governanceproducing a cogent message of relevance to public officials, entrepreneurs, and scholars alike.

Author Biography

Gene W. Heck is a senior business development economist operating in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction. Building Twenty-first Century Governance for the Twenty-first Century "New Economy"p. xiii
In Quest of "Economic Man"
Reflections on the Opportunity Costs of Failing to "Seize the Moment"p. 3
"Economic Man" and the Quest for Capital Gainp. 21
Overarching Issues
Why Bureaucracy Is Costlyp. 43
Why Regulatory Costs Matterp. 61
Why Tax Levels Matterp. 81
Why Global Trade Competitiveness Mattersp. 99
Why Technology-Based Development Mattersp. 119
Education and the Technology Development Processp. 137
"Responsible Remedies": An American Agenda
What Doesn't Work: The Economic Problem with the Liberal Pabulump. 159
Epilogue. America: A Shining City on a Hillp. 177
The American Competitiveness Agendap. 189
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 243
About the Authorp. 257
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