The Cure for Poverty by Herbert E. Meyer
It's the Free Market: History's Greatest Invention

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Today more countries and more people are emerging from poverty -- more rapidly --
than ever before in world history. Why? Because we’ve figured out how to do it. It’s the
Free Market.

The Cure for Poverty shows how the Free Market actually works -- how jobs get created
by those entrepreneurial men and women who start new businesses, and by the
executives of older companies. Unlike so many other books about current events, The
Cure for Poverty provides an explanation rather than an argument.

That’s why says this book “could not come at a better time. A
primer on capitalism, this timely treatise reminds us in clear terms what accounts for this
country’s affluence and prosperity.” American Thinker’s editor writes that “A generation
or two of American school children have grown up without a clue about how wealth is
created....Mr. Meyer uses very concrete examples to explain complex concepts. Never
pompous, never condescending, but straightforward and deeply grounded in reality and
experience. He writes and speaks compellingly and clearly.”

Excerpts from The Cure for Poverty:

Why do some countries have entrepreneurs while others don’t? It’s for the same
reason there’s life on Earth and none on the moon: Life requires a specific atmosphere
to support it....We have that kind of atmosphere on Earth; the moon doesn’t.

The “atmosphere” that entrepreneurs require is called the Free Market...comprised of
property rights, the rule of law, a modest level of taxation, competent regulation, and a
government that protects its citizens by assuring the country’s defense while doing the
everyday things a government is supposed to do.

Herbert E. Meyer has been a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, an associate editor of
Fortune, served as an intelligence official during the Reagan administration, and is
today among the world’s most respected global commentators.

About Herbert E. Meyer

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During the Reagan Administration, Herbert E. Meyer served as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council. He is widely credited with being the first senior US Government official to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union - a forecast for which he later was awarded the US National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community's highest honor. He is author of How to Analyze Information.
Published January 10, 2011 by Storm King Press. 23 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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