Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up to Be Your Own Boss

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"Capitalism for Kids" is an introduction to entrepreneurship. Karl Hess stresses how a person can earn a profit in business while maintaining the highest possible standards of honesty and integrity. Includes a self-test to help the reader determine how enterprising he/she really is, as well as an excellent chapter on "Capitalism and Other Isms" that clearly defines capitalism, democratic socialism, socialism, and communism. Although written with young people in mind, many adults will benefit by reading this book, especially the section which was written specifically for parents and teachers. Highly recommended. Ages 10 up.

"Entrepreneurs, even young entrepreneurs, know that every new day is a new challenge. They know that learning must go on throughout life. They know that learning is not just something you do in school. They know that you do it every day, with every experience, if you are alert and thoughtful. They know that the ability to think includes the ability to change, to adapt, to use new tools and information. Change, which may seem such a threat and a danger to some people, will just seem a challenge and an opportunity to the entrepreneur." Karl Hess, author.

For an excellent companion volume see "Common Sense Business for Kids" also available through Amazon.

Table of Contents for "Capitalism for Kids"

Introduction
For Parents and Teachers
1. Money and You
2. What Kind of Person Are You?
3. Capitalism and Other Isms
4. The Wonderful World of Work
5. Opportunity and the Computer
6. The Family That Works Together
7. Investing Time and Dollars
8. Are You a Volunteer?
9. Education, Experience, and Enterprise
10. Laws, Liability, and Licenses
11. Words of Wisdom
Resources for Young Entrepreneurs
Index

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About the Author:

Karl Hess was an entrepreneur, journalist, solar home builder, welder, and sculptor. He was a ghostwriter for several government people. He was a former editor of "Newsweek" and wrote articles for "Harper", "National Review", "Mother Earth News", "New York Times", and "Rolling Stone". He spoke at virtually all of the major U.S. universities and colleges. He appeared on such television programs as "The Today Show", "Good Morning America" "Donahue" and "60 Minutes". Mr. Hess wrote several books. Among them: "Science of Nature", "In a Cause That Will Triumph", "Dear America", and "Neighborhood Power".

Review:

"'Capitalism for Kids' is an outstanding introduction to entrepreneurship. I highly recommend this book." Richard J. Maybury, author of the Uncle Eric series of books

"...definitely the best book I have ever seen directed to children on the theory of how to go into business for yourself... this book is really absorbing reading." Mary Pride, The Teaching Home

"I don't want to just half-heartedly recommend this book among thousands of others out there that are worth reading. I want to urge you, as strongly and sincerely as possible, to buy it and read it first for yourself. Only then give it to a kid you like. Karl's book crystallizes thoughts that most people have had, but haven't thought out fully. It washes away the foundations upon which fears and guilt are constructed over a lifetime; it replaces them with ideas you always believed in intuitively but weren't quite sure how to defend. This book is really great. Make sure it is available to your kids and yourself." --Douglas Casey, author of Investing In Crisis (on the 1st edition of "Capitalism for Kids")

"I don't want to just half-heartedly recommend this book among thousands of others out there that are worth reading. I want to urge you, as strongly and sincerely as possible, to buy it and read it first for yourself. Only then give it to a kid you like. Karl's book crystallizes thoughts that most people have had, but haven't thought out fully. It washes away the foundations upon which fears and guilt are constructed over a lifetime; it replaces them with ideas you always believed in intuitively but weren't quite sure how to defend. This book is really great. Make sure it is available to your kids and yourself." --Douglas Casey, author of Investing In Crisis (on the 1st edition of "Capitalism for Kids")

"...definitely the best book I have ever seen directed to children on the theory of how to go into business for yourself... this book is really absorbing reading." --Mary Pride, The Teaching Home

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