How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy (Paperback)

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Has capitalism failed?
Is it fundamentally greedy and immoral, enabling the rich to get richer? Are free markets Darwinian places where the most ruthless crush smaller competitors, where vital products and services are priced beyond the ability of many people to afford them?
Capitalism is the world's greatest economic success story. It is the most effective way to provide for the needs of people and foster the democratic and moral values of a free society. Yet the worst recession in decades has widely—and understandably—shaken people's faith in our system. Even before the current crisis, capitalism received a "bad rap" from a culture ambivalent about free markets and wealth creation.  This crisis of confidence is preventing a full recognition of how we got into the mess we're in today—and why capitalism continues to be the best route to prosperity.

How Capitalism Will Save Us transcends labels such as "conservative" and "liberal" by showing how the economy really works. When free people in free markets have energy to solve problems and meet the needs and wants of others, they turn scarcity into abundance and develop the innovations that are the foremost drivers of economic growth. The freedom of democratic capitalism is, for example, what enabled Henry Ford to take a plaything of the rich—the car—and transform it into something affordable to working people.

In the capitalist system, economic growth doesn't mean more of the same—grinding out a few more widgets every year. It's about change to increase overall wealth and give more people the chance for a better life.

About the Author


Steve Forbes is coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "Power Ambition Glory" and the "Wall Street Journal" bestseller "How Capitalism Will Save Us". Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, which publishes "Forbes" magazine, with a circulation of nearly one million readers. Combined with "Forbes Asia", "Forbes Europe", and the company's licensee editions, the magazine reaches close to 6 million global readers. Forbes.com reaches 65 million unique monthly visitors; Forbes websites include Forbes.com, RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com, RealClearSports.com, and RealClearWorld.com.

Elizabeth Ames is a communications executive, speaker and author. She has written two previous books with Steve Forbes, "How Capitalism Will Save Us" and "Freedom Manifesto".



Steve Forbes is coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "Power Ambition Glory" and the "Wall Street Journal" bestseller "How Capitalism Will Save Us". Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, which publishes "Forbes" magazine, with a circulation of nearly one million readers. Combined with "Forbes Asia", "Forbes Europe", and the company's licensee editions, the magazine reaches close to 6 million global readers. Forbes.com reaches 65 million unique monthly visitors; Forbes websites include Forbes.com, RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com, RealClearSports.com, and RealClearWorld.com.

Elizabeth Ames is a communications executive, speaker and author. She has written two previous books with Steve Forbes, "How Capitalism Will Save Us" and "Freedom Manifesto".

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307463104
ISBN-10: 0307463109
Publisher: Crown Business
Publication Date: June 21st, 2011
Pages: 378
Language: English