This book is a collection of essays by the authors, plus selections from contributors such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams,Cathy Young,John Leo, and Camille Paglia. It is applicable as a text or supplement in introductory or small business courses, and courses in economics, business law, women's studies/law, and political science. It also is an ideal resource for small business programs. The book demonstrates how overly intrusive government can turn the American dream of owning a small business into a nightmare. Drawing on both their academic expertise and firsthand experiences as owners of a small business, the authors combine a groundbreaking intellectual analysis with Mainstreet true-life stories to illustrate the absurdities of big government.
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"Ralph Reiland and Sarah McCarthy are delightfully wise and articulate spokesmen for America's hardworking, common sense tradition --- combining literary zip, entrepreneurial smarts, and middle class values in one incredibly refreshing package. They've got a vigorous grasp on the principles that make our country great, and pens sharp enough to bring them to life." -- Karl Zinsmeister, Editor-in-Chief, The American Enterprise
"Ralph Reiland and Sarah McCarthy have produced a body of work that is going to make American small-business owners stand up and cheer. I was cheering while I read through this book...it was like seeing your favorite team play their best. Every shot is all net, every rebound strong, and every steal satisfying. Reiland and McCarthy are refreshing for their common-sense views, and they are downright inspiring for their intellectual approach to policy positions. .....
In this book, they have identified the foolishness of big government and pinned it to the wall with solid arguments, true stories, and a writing style that is intellectual without being pedantic." -- Jack Faris, President, National Federation of Independent Business
"Reiland and McCarthy ferret out a fascinating variety of abuses of the American citizenry by government. Like free market detectives they expose the seamy underside of the control freaks in legislatures and bureaucracies, always in an entertaining and insightful manner." -- Edward Hudgins, Director of Regulatory Studies, The Cato Institute
"THIS BOOK SHOULD BE ON EVERY CONGRESSMAN'S DESK --- RIGHT NEXT TO THE CONSTITUTION." -- Rep. Jim DeMint, U.S. Congress. Insight magazine, September, 1999
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