The Road to Freedom

How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise

By Arthur C. Brooks; Paul Costanzo (Narrated by)
Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781452638539

Publication Date: June 2012

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Description
Entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and upward mobility: These traditions are at the heart of the free enterprise system, and have long been central to America's exceptional culture. In recent years, however, policymakers have dramatically weakened these traditions by exploding the size of government, propping up their corporate cronies, and trying to reorient our system from rewarding merit to redistributing wealth.
In The Road to Freedom, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks shows that this trend cannot be reversed through materialistic appeals about the economic efficiency of capitalism. Rather, free enterprise requires a moral defense rooted in the ideals of earned success, equality of opportunity, charity, and basic fairness. Brooks builds this defense and demonstrates how it is central to understanding the major policy issues facing America today.
The future of the free enterprise system has become a central issue in our national debate, and Brooks offers a practical manual for defending it over the coming years. Both a moral manifesto and a prescription for concrete policy changes, The Road to Freedom will help Americans in all walks of life translate the philosophy of free enterprise into action, to restore both our nation's greatness and our own well-being in the process.



About the Author
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".

Educated at Juilliard, 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."



Praise For The Road to Freedom

"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

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