America's Simple Solutions (Hardcover)
A Visionary's Blueprint for a Better Tomorrow
Cool Titles, 9781935270416, 228pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
In America's Simple Solutions, author Mark Werts tackles education, healthcare, immigration, taxes, gun control, the environment, gender, equality, and many other issues, and offers Americans simple solutions free of partisan bias, based on how these challenges are handled around the world. Having lived, worked, and traveled across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Werts has observed how people in other countries have approached the same dilemmas that we face in the United States. "I have come to understand what is practical and works. I have also seen what is impractical and doesn't work. In our global world, why would America pursue an idea that has been proven again and again not to work in other places?" he writes. Werts also reflects on the views of our country's Founding Fathers, and suggests that we have forgotten much of their considerable wisdom.
Throughout, Werts emphasizes the importance of expanded freedom, especially for entrepreneurs and business. He also stresses the critical roles played by education and political participation. "A good, solid education for all of our citizens is the ultimate answer to our many challenges . . . and to get the best teachers, we must offer the best salaries," he says. And he laments low voter turnout, urging all eligible Americans not only to vote, but to get involved in local boards and commissions.
With freedom, education, and voting as an underlying theme, Werts believes that we are at a monumental juncture, and that the future of our individual freedom is at stake. In reading, America's Simple Solutions will empower people to get involved, and make the choices that will fuel both growth and freedom.