The Road to Freedom
How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
Publication Date: June 2012
From the president of the American Enterprise Institute comes a candid assessment of how mainstream America can take the philosophy of free enterprise and translate it into political action-restoring both our nation's greatness and our own well-being in the process.
Arthur C. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C. He is the author of a number of books, including The Battle, Gross National Happiness, and Who Really Cares. Until 2009, Arthur was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University. Throughout his career, he has conducted research on the connections between culture, politics, and economic life, and he has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from the economics of the arts to military operations research. A native of Seattle, Arthur currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and their three children. Educated at Juilliard and having performed with orchestras internationally, Paul Costanzo has brought the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to the world of voice acting for over twenty-five years. He was chosen by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter to record titles in her FBI series, and AudioFile magazine has called his narration "Superb."
Analysts expect this fall's election to turn on the economy. President of the American Enterprise Institute Arthur C. Brooks wants to deepen the debate on the economy by discussing which economic policies are morally right. Brooks talks to Steve Inskeep about his book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise. More at NPR.org
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"It is true, but insufficient, to argue that free enterprise makes us better off. Arthur Brooks makes the indispensable point that it also makes us better. Having stumbled far down the road to serfdom, we are much in need of Brooks' trenchant case for a change of course." ---P. J. O'Rourke