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The Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur

The Way Back for the U.S. Economy

It is the government’s duty to provide for the general welfare . . . FALSE

The growing gap between the rich and the poor proves that capitalism has failed . . . FALSE

The government has the authority to redistribute wealth through regulations and taxes . . . FALSE

All men are created equal. But not all taxpayers!

Progressives, or Retrogressives, as #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Ringer calls those on the far left who are, in reality, against progress, believe in an all-powerful central government that has the authority to meddle in both the economy and in the lives of individual citizens. Retrogressives naively believe that the government has a moral obligation to “help” those in need, but nowhere in the Constitution is there an enumerated power to that effect.

In a Retrogressive utopia, life is risk free for everyone. But a government that prevents its citizens from failing actually prohibits them from succeeding. So-called social programs, such as food stamps, the minimum wage, and draconian taxes are designed to redistribute wealth but are lethal to the very people whose success is most critical to this nation’s prosperity: Entrepreneurs.

In this provocative new book, Ringer examines what it takes for these unsung heroes to succeed in an environment that is increasingly hostile toward small businesses. Perhaps the most maligned and beleaguered individuals in the United States, Entrepreneurs are the easiest targets for the government’s insatiable appetite to exercise control over the economy. Yet, left alone to do what they do best, Entrepreneurs are able to innovate better products and services than the government could ever hope to provide; create jobs; reinvest much of their profits into expanding their businesses; and, as a result, grow the economy, and thereby improve the lives of millions of people through the self-regulating “invisible hand” of the marketplace.

The time has come for Americans to tell politicians they don’t want any more quick fixes. What we need is for government to get out of the way and allow the Entrepreneur to move our country forward.
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  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451629125 | 
  • July 2012
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THE ENTREPRENEUR AS HERO

Remember the infamous Iran-hostage “crisis” that ended after 444 days on January 20, 1981? With Jimmy Carter spending more than a year trying to figure out how to tie his shoelaces, the Evil Eye of Iran—Ayatollah Khomeini—had things pretty much his way.

But twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president, Khomeini apparently started envisioning a nuclear cloud over Iran for the next four hundred years and decided to release the hostages. Like every other American, I was happy for both the hostages and... see more

About the Author

Robert Ringer
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Robert Ringer

After a string of three consecutive #1 bestsellers in the late seventies (two of which have been listed by The New York Times among the fifteen bestselling motivational books of all time), Robert Ringer became a prominent voice for liberty throughout America. Today, he hosts the highly acclaimed Liberty Education Interview Series, which serves as a public-education platform for many of today’s greatest economic and political thinkers. He also writes the thought-provoking, pro-liberty e-letter A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World, in which he shares his insights into life, unique ideas, and strategies for personal development, and analyses of today’s economic, sociological, and political environment from a free-market point of view. Visit him at RobertRinger.com.

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