Freedom Manifesto

Freedom Manifesto

Why 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 ofHow Capitalism Will Save Us—comes a new way of thinking about the role of governmentand 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.

Baker & Taylor
Presents an analysis of the underlying values of free market democracy, outlining a framework of "first principles" for understanding the moral and ethical contrast between an open-market society and one controlled by the government.

Baker
& Taylor

The iconic financial head of Forbes Media and author of the best-selling Power Ambition Glory presents an analysis of the underlying values of free market democracy, outlining a framework of “first principles” for understanding the moral and ethical contrast between an open-market society and one controlled by the government. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2012
ISBN: 9780307951571
030795157X
Branch Call Number: 330.122 F746f 2012
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Ames, Elizabeth

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StarGladiator
Nov 13, 2013

"Hi, I'm Steve Forbes and do you know anything about my family (and the Cabots) and their affiliation with the State Street Corporation? Slavery? Any other banks? Then ignore everything in this book and read Chris Lehmann's 'Rich People Things'."

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