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The 5 Big Lies About American Business: Combating Smears Against the Free-Market Economy Paperback – November 2, 2010
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The free-market system needed persuasive defenders in the aftermath of the panic, and Michael Medved stepped up to the plate by writing "The 5 Big Lies About American Business." The Left asserted then that the 2008-09 downturn meant the death of capitalism, and commonly asserts that when the rich get richer, the poor get poorer; that business executives are overpaid and corrupt; that big business is bad and small business is good; and that government is more fair and reliable than business. In this volume, Medved ably demolishes these leading calumnies launched against American business and capitalism.
Medved uses numerous examples from U.S. history to make his points, as when he asserted that it was our economic strength that led in great part to our past military successes. And if it is true that when the rich get richer the poor get poorer, how have living standards improved unimaginably for all Americans, not just the rich, since the end of the eighteenth century?
As the author states, to succeed in business, businessmen must deliver a needed or desired service at a fair price--and when they do, jobs are created for millions, new products and technologies are created, living standards skyrocket, and the society becomes more prosperous and powerful.Read more ›
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completely avoids the issue. the issues the public has with american business are social ones. the book avoids a social perspective. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by N. Gaerlan
Michael seems to quote a lot from other writers. I was only able to read about half of this book since although I agree with his point of view, I did get a little bored with his... Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Mike Reininger