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Freedom manifesto : why free markets are moral and big government isn't

Author: Steve Forbes; Elizabeth Ames
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2012.
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Freedom Manifesto captures the spirit of a new movement that is questioning old ideas about the moƠrality of government and markets for the first time since the Great Depression. Going beyond the familiar explanations and sound bites, the authors provide a fully developed framework of "first principles" for a true understanding of the real moral and ethical distinctions between more and less government. This timely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Forbes, Steve, 1947-
Freedom manifesto.
New York : Crown Business, ©2012
(DLC) 2012000635
(OCoLC)753624564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Forbes; Elizabeth Ames
ISBN: 9780307951595 0307951596
OCLC Number: 808126172
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 292 pages)
Contents: Introduction: A battle for the soul of America --
FedEx or the Post Office? : free markets meet people's needs, big government meets its own needs --
Freedom or Big Brother? : choice versus coercion --
Silicon Valley or Detroit? : creativity and abundance versus rigidity and scarcity --
Paychecks or food stamps? : empowerment versus dependence --
Apple or Solyndra? : meritocracy versus cronyism --
The spirit of Reagan or Obama? : optimism and cooperation versus pessimism and distrust.
Responsibility: Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames.

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Freedom Manifesto captures the spirit of a new movement that is questioning old ideas about the moƠrality of government and markets for the first time since the Great Depression. Going beyond the familiar explanations and sound bites, the authors provide a fully developed framework of "first principles" for a true understanding of the real moral and ethical distinctions between more and less government. This timely and provocative book shows why free markets and liberty are the only way to a better future and a fair and humane society.--From publisher description.

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