The Road to Prosperity is a clarion call for a return to the principles that support economic growth, individual opportunity, and freedom. Written by former Pennsylvania congressman and president of the Club for Growth, Patrick Toomey, The Road to Prosperity is a masterful critique of leftist economic fallacies and an eloquent exposition of the superiority of free market capitalism as a creator of prosperity and human happiness.
Throughout these pages, Toomey argues we should cut taxes, reduce government spending, and end the government micro-management of banks, carmakers, and other troubled companies. Specifically, a simple, three year moratorium on corporate taxes or a two year, 50% reduction in payroll taxes would cost the same as the stimulus bill, but would provide far more stimulus to the economy. And instead of propping up failing companies with taxpayer money, Toomey asserts we should allow these companies to file for bankruptcy and reorganize, which would free up investment capital for new, more promising enterprises.
A brilliant exposition of today's economic problems and a spirited defense of capitalism, The Road to Prosperity explains what we need to do to revitalize our economy and restore the American Dream.
Well written for those that have a basic understanding of public policy and for those that are merely curious. Flows well with plenty of examples.Published on October 7, 2012 by PowerPoint and Tea Lover
I am barely above the novice level when it comes to economics. In the last couple years I have begun reading articles from Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams and books/essays on... Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Tony
Patrick Toomey has a degree in political science. He gained his knowledge of economics from listening to politicians and reading bumper stickers. Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by D. MILLS
Let's cut right to the chase. Toomey presents the same stuff that everyone in the right wing noise machine is doing:
1) Privatize social security... Read more
- This book is for those who are troubled with the dire direction of our economy and political process. Read morePublished on March 19, 2010 by Joseph C. Sweeney
Patrick Toomey's "The Road to Prosperity," is a well written, easy to understand look at the problems facing The United States and some concrete steps we can take to turn those... Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Seaotter
Pat Toomey begins his book with a very timely history lesson from the Great Depression. The case is made for why the government policies enacted to lift the country out of the... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Rick Rodgers
The authors ridicule what they see as a movement towards more centralized government influence over the economy. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by LEON L CZIKOWSKY
Toomey's The Road to Prosperity is a vital reminder of how this great country became the most free and most prosperous in history. Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by George H. Blumel