I Love Capitalism

Author: Ken Langone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735216258
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Iconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen. Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream -- of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. In a series of fascinating stories, Langone shows how he struggled to get an education, break into Wall Street, and scramble for an MBA at night while competing with privileged competitors by day. He shares how he learned how to evaluate what a business is worth and apply his street smarts to 8-figure and 9-figure deals . And he's not shy about discussing, for the first time, his epic legal and PR battle with former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. His ultimate theme is that free enterprise is the key to giving everyone a leg up. As he writes: This book is my love song to capitalism. Capitalism works! And I'm living proof -- it works for everybody. Absolutely anybody is entitled to dream big, and absolutely everybody should dream big. I did. Show me where the silver spoon was in my mouth. I've got to argue profoundly and passionately: I'm the American Dream.

How Capitalism Saved America

Author: Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 1400083311
Size: 54.44 MB
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The author of The Real Lincoln challenges popular misconceptions about the nature of capitalism and its role in the building of America, covering such topics as the government's exacerbation of the 1970s energy crisis, the necessity of business regulation, and the consequences of capitalism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Americana

Author: Bhu Srinivasan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399563792
Size: 65.54 MB
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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

The Great Deformation

Author: David Stockman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586489127
Size: 47.91 MB
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A former Michigan congressman and member of the Reagan administration describes how interference in the financial markets has contributed to the national debt and has damaging and lasting repercussions.

Getting Past Capitalism

Author: Cynthia C. Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739172808
Size: 63.98 MB
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Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer realistic and inspiring ways to move beyond capitalism to already existing alternatives.

Radicals For Capitalism

Author: Brian Doherty
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786731885
Size: 57.80 MB
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On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism—the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat— has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement—where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders— Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman—and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history—from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today's most divisive political issues. Neither an exposé nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.

Freaks Of Fortune

Author: Jonathan Levy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674067207
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Until the nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.

Capitalism

Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464296
Size: 72.44 MB
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From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.

The Righteous Mind

Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307455777
Size: 13.35 MB
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Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

Our Best Tomorrow

Author: Lauren Hudson
Publisher: Headline Books
ISBN: 9780938467922
Size: 28.66 MB
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How successful can our youth be in America? If we create the best business climate in the world, there is no limit. Can Isabella, a once poor, unpopular girl, with no friends, someday become a business owner, a Governor, or even President of the United States? In America, anything is possible.Students who read Our Best Tomorrow will cast aside notions of false utopias to embrace the principles of hard work that made America great. Our Best Tomorrow sets the record straight, through the captivating stories of three childhood friends. Isabella, Jake and Adelaide experience success, setbacks, heartache, and joy as they make their way in the world, striving for American exceptionalism. Our Best Tomorrow is the student follow-up book to Robert D. Hudson's A Better Tomorrow – Fighting for Capitalism and Jobs in the Heartland. A Better Tomorrow became an Amazon #1 Hot New Release and Bestseller. It received the Silver Medal in the National E-Lit Awards and the New York Book Festival recognized it as one of the nation's best business books in 2013. Rob's daughter, Lauren Hudson, a gifted 13-year-old writer, co-authored Our Best Tomorrow. Capitalism is about success and freedom. Accordingly, the authors have studiously avoided party politics and political labels. Our Best Tomorrow presents an optimistic, unabashedly pro-business, opportunity-based message tailored for America's youth.