From Steve Forbes, the iconic editor in chief of Forbes Media, and Elizabeth Ames coauthors of "How Capitalism Will Save Us" comes a new way of thinking about the role of government and the morality of free markets.
Americans today are at a turning point. Are we a country founded on the values of freedom and limited government, as envisioned by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Or do we want to become a European-style socialist democracy? What best serves the public good freedom or Big Government?
In "Freedom Manifesto," Forbes and Ames offer a new twist on this historic debate. Today s bloated and bureaucratic government, they argue, is anything but a force for compassion. Instead of assuring fairness, it promotes favoritism. Instead of furthering opportunity, it stifles economic growth. Instead of unleashing innovation and material abundance, its regulations and price controls create rigidity and scarcity.