In How Capitalism Saved America, DiLorenzo, a professor of economics, demonstrates how capitalism has made America the most prosperous nation on earth and how the sort of government regulation that politicians and pundits endorse has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, and created many other problems. He propels the reader along with a fresh and compelling look at critical events in American history, covering everything from the Pilgrims to Bill Gates.
And just as he did in his last book, The Real Lincoln, DiLorenzo explodes numerous myths he believes have become conventional wisdom. How Capitalism Saved America explores:
How the introduction of a capitalist system saved the Pilgrims from starvation;
How the American Revolution was in large part a revolt against Britain's stifling economic controls;
How the so-called robber barons actually improved the lives of millions of Americans by providing newer and better products at lower prices;
How the New Deal made the Great Depression worse;
How deregulation got America out of the energy crisis of the 1970s and was not the cause of recent blackouts in California and the Northeast;
And much more.
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