The Great Equalizer by David M. Smick audiobook

The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

By David M. Smick
Read by Kiff VandenHeuvel

PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group 9781610397841
10.19 Hours Unabridged
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The experts say that America’s best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. But David Smick—hedge fund strategist and author of the 2008 bestseller The World Is Curved—argues that the experts are wrong. In recent decades, a Corporate Capitalism of top down mismanagement and backroom deal-making has smothered America’s innovative spirit. Policy now favors the big, the corporate, and the status quo at the expense of the small, the inventive, and the entrepreneurial. The result is that working and middle class Americans have seen their incomes flat-lining and their American Dreams slipping away. In response, Smick calls for the great equalizer, a Main Street Capitalism of mass small-business startups and bottom-up innovation, all unfolding on a level playing field. Introducing a fourteen-point plan of bipartisan reforms for unleashing America’s creativity and confidence, his forward-thinking book describes a new climate of dynamism where every man and woman is a potential entrepreneur-especially those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Ultimately, Smick argues, economies are more than statistical measurements of supply and demand, economic output, and rates of return. Economies are people—their hopes, fears, dreams, and expectations. The Great Equalizer is a call for a set of new paradigms that inspire and empower average American people to reimagine and reboot their economy. It is a manifesto asserting that, with a new kind of economic policy, America’s best days lie ahead.

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Summary

Summary

The experts say that America’s best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. But David Smick—hedge fund strategist and author of the 2008 bestseller The World Is Curved—argues that the experts are wrong.

In recent decades, a Corporate Capitalism of top down mismanagement and backroom deal-making has smothered America’s innovative spirit. Policy now favors the big, the corporate, and the status quo at the expense of the small, the inventive, and the entrepreneurial. The result is that working and middle class Americans have seen their incomes flat-lining and their American Dreams slipping away. In response, Smick calls for the great equalizer, a Main Street Capitalism of mass small-business startups and bottom-up innovation, all unfolding on a level playing field. Introducing a fourteen-point plan of bipartisan reforms for unleashing America’s creativity and confidence, his forward-thinking book describes a new climate of dynamism where every man and woman is a potential entrepreneur-especially those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.

Ultimately, Smick argues, economies are more than statistical measurements of supply and demand, economic output, and rates of return. Economies are people—their hopes, fears, dreams, and expectations. The Great Equalizer is a call for a set of new paradigms that inspire and empower average American people to reimagine and reboot their economy. It is a manifesto asserting that, with a new kind of economic policy, America’s best days lie ahead.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Chock full of canny insights and bold ideas; it definitely deserves a close read.” Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives
“This call to arms regarding the need to get audacious and adventurous about US economic growth is a thought-provoking, entertaining read.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: David M. Smick

Author Bio: David M. Smick

David M. Smick is a financial market consultant and a non-fiction author. He is the Chairman and CEO of Johnson Smick International, an advisory firm in Washington, DC where he is in partnership with Manuel H. Johnson. He is the publisher and the founding editor of the quarterly magazine International Economy. He is also published widely, including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 10.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English