A sweeping call for broad reform by an... experienced author. The focus is Zimmer's promotion of enlightened capitalism--i.e., capitalism without greed or excessiveness. The opposite, he says, is unbridled capitalism, the spell under which the U.S. has fallen, as the gap between the haves and have-nots widens. Zimmer's common-sense approach and unaffected writing style (is) unburdened by complicated jargon or technical language. Like having a chat with an erudite, opinionated uncle; even if readers don't agree with all his views, they'll recognize the value of his experience. Kirkus Review
ith a thoroughly 'reader friendly' text, Zimmer lays out... an approach to (widespread) reforms. Of note are Zimmer's thoughts concerning contemporary contentious issues that have paralyzed Congress and polarized the nation. As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, "The Enlightened Capitalism Manifesto" is very highly recommended for... readers who are concerned about the economic and political state of the country and would make a popular addition to community and academic libraries (as well as) Economic and Political Science Studies... Midwest Book Review
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From the Back Cover
Henry B. Zimmer has compiled an integrated but controversial framework of economic and political reforms designed to solve America's domestic issues and restore the United States to its former greatness. These reforms are the product of his innovative "out of the box" thinking.
Enlightened Capitalism embraces the concept of social responsibility which levels both the financial and political playing fields.
Mr. Zimmer tackles the issues of political corruption, unbridled greed, and the injustices of out financial markets. He proposes measures to effectively regulate bankers, lawyers, lobbyists and problematic pension programs.
Mr. Zimmer then makes recommendations for effective job creation programs as well as reforms to our taxation, education and healthcare systems. He takes on the thorny "hot button" issues that divide our country, such as abortion and gun control.
Finally, based on almost fifty years of experience, Mr. Zimmer exposes inflation myths and proves guideline for personal financial planning that are appropriate for all Americans.
This book is structured to be interactive with you, the reader. As specific changes are presented along with Mr. Zimmer's reasoning, you will be directed to questions designed to elicit your vote. You may support or reject each proposal.
Mr. Zimmer has created a website at enlightenedcapitalism.us where you can print all the questions, vote online and view the cumulative results at anytime. The Enlightened Capitalism Manifesto is a call to action. It is only by dispelling apathy and lethargy that meaningful reform is possible.