Friday, November 27, 2009

HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US: A SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY GIVEAWAY

HON THIS BLACK FRIDAY,
WHAT COULD BE MORE
APPROPRIATE THAN
THIS BOOK?

GIVEAWAY ENDED
HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US

BY STEVE FORBES
AND ELIZABETH AMES


ABOUT THE BOOK:

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 AUTHORS:
STEVE FORBES is chairman, CEO, and editor in chief at Forbes Media and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership. He campaigned twice for the Republican nomination for the presidency. His previous books include Flat Tax Revolution, A New Birth of Freedom, and the New York Times bestseller Power Ambition Glory.

ELIZABETH AMES is founder of BOLDE Communications, which advises corporate and individual clients on communications strategies. Her work as a writer and journalist has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers.


AUTHOR ARTICLE:
HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US

Why do you think books and movies critical of capitalism -- like Michael Moore’s movie Capitalism: A Love Story – resonate with so many people?

We’re just been through a historic economic trauma, the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades. Most people alive today were not around during The Great Depression. Events like Bernard Madoff’s multi-billion dollar scam and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley were also momentous. It looked like the system had failed.

Even before the meltdown, our culture has long been ambivalent about capitalism and free markets, for reasons we discuss in our introduction. The events of the past two years fed on those emotions and created a full-blown crisis of confidence in our economic system.

So, you don’t think capitalism has failed? TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE, GO TO THE RANDOM HOUSE SITE FOR HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US HERE

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO JENNIFER AND MY FRIENDS
AT CROWN/RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING,
I HAVE ONE COPY
OF THIS
AMAZING BOOK TO GIVE AWAY

RULES:

--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE

--YOU MUST PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

IN YOUR COMMENT OR IT WON'T COUNT

--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE ENTERED

SEPARATELY TO COUNT CORRECTLY



HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: IN THE BOOK DESCRIPTION WE SEE THE BOOK ADVOCATES THE FOLLOWING: "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."
COMMENT ON WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH THIS OR NOT, OR THINK IT MAKES SENSE?

+1 MORE ENTRY:
ESTIMATE HOW MUCH YOU THINK AN AVERAGE PERSON WILL SPEND ON BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING TODAY, THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING THAT IS. (NO WRONG ANSWER, JUST YOUR ESTIMATE)

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6PM, EST, DEC. 7

GOOD LUCK!

4 comments:

petite said...

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petite said...

Black Friday spending is 150 per person. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

I definately agree. Capitalism has made our country what it is today.

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Bethie said...

+1 I think the average person will spend about $600 on black friday.

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