Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Better Capitalism By Robert E. Litan and Carl Schramm

Better Capitalism
Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength
of the American Economy
Robert E. Litan and Carl Schramm

With the presidential election drawing nearer, the biggest concern weighing heavily on the minds of most thinking Americans is the economy. We've heard the candidates' arguments and debates on the subject, but is there a solution?

Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy by Robert E. Litan and Carl Schramm is about the financial crisis and the recession that followed and how it underscored for us that a sustained recovery and higher long-run growth will require a heavier dose of entrepreneurship than we had previously recommended. This book lays out some concrete ways to do that.

In the wake of the Great Recession and America's listless recovery from it, economists, policymakers, and media pundits have argued at length about what has gone wrong with the American capitalist system. Even so, few constructive remedies have emerged. Better Capitalism cuts through the chatter and offers a detailed, non-ideological, and practical blueprint to restore the vigor of the American economy.

Better Capitalism extends and significantly expands on the insights of the authors' widely praised previous book, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, co-written with William Baumol. In Better Capitalism, Robert E. Litan and Carl Schramm focus on the huge - but often unrecognized - importance of entrepreneurship to overall economic growth. They explain how changes in seemingly unrelated policy arenas - immigration, education, finance, and federal support of university research - can accelerate America's recovery from recession and spur the nation's rate of growth in output while raising living standards.

The authors also outline an innovative energy strategy and discuss the potential benefits of government belt-tightening steps. Sounding an optimistic note when gloomy predictions are the norm, Litan and Schramm show that, with wise and informed policymaking, the American entrepreneurial engine can rally and the true potential of the U.S. economy can be unlocked.

Read more about Better Capitalism in The Economist.

About the Author: Best-selling Author, Economist and Entrepreneur, Carl Schramm blogs for the George W. Bush Institute. His column, Messy Capitalism, appears in Forbes. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, City Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has appeared many times on television as a guest of Charlie Rose (PBS), Brian Sullivan (CNBC), David Asman and Liz Claman (Fox), Joe Kernan (CNBC), and Gerri Willis (Fox Business). [more...]

Friday, October 12, 2012

52 Reasons to (or Not to) Vote for Obama

By Bernard Whitman
By Anthony Holm

The 'Hannity & Colmes' of Election 2012 is ready to spar on your show!

An analysis of Barack Obama's actions as President of the United States.
Candidate Obama burst onto the political scene capturing the hearts and minds of voters with his charisma and hope-filled promises. Since gaining office, Obama has done all he can to fulfill those promises, though there have been strategically placed roadblocks along the way. Bernard Whitman has compiled this book as a guide for voters - a tool that we, the American people, can use to help in one of the most important decisions we'll ever have to make: who to vote into office as the next President of the United States of America.

An analysis of candidate Obama's campaign promises juxtaposed with his subsequent actions as President.
Candidate Obama burst onto the political scene capturing the hearts and minds of voters with his charisma and hope-filled promises. Once elected to office by optimistic Americans from every walk of life, President Obama seemed to quickly forget the changes he planned to make. Holm does not offer a suggestion as to who the reader should vote for, but provides them with the information and reasons to lead them to reason. Anthony Holm has compiled this book as a guide for voters - a tool that we, the American people, can use to help in one of the most important decisions we'll ever have to make: who to vote into office as the next President of the United States of America.

Whitman & Holm present the facts... YOU DECIDE!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GasCanMan is Here!

$1.84/gallon "PAIN IN THE GAS" Tour Through November

Gas Can Man is taking his campaign to help America achieve energy independence through an "all of the above" approach across the country in the coming weeks. Gas Can Man has already hosted events reducing the price of gasoline to the January, 2009 price of $1.84 for drivers in fourteen markets from Ft. Meyers to Denver, from Reno to Cincinnati, from Charlottesville to Las Vegas and Grand Junction to Richmond. (The January, 2009 national average price for gasoline was $1.84 per gallon.)
CALL 516-735-5468 or e-mail Sandy to schedule interviews with Steve Gill and Gas Can Man.
Another twenty "Pain in the Gas" events are being scheduled in the weeks ahead, including Panama City, Asheville, Colorado Springs, Toledo, Jacksonville, and Pensacola.
"High gas prices have been one of the main topics of concern that Americans all over the country have experienced and we are using Gas Can Man to promote the idea that with a "can do" attitude, we CAN do better," Steve Gill, Chairman of Morning In America, Inc., a Nashville. TN-based 501c4 focused on American energy policy, said in announcing the price roll-back event in Las Vegas. "We need an all of the above approach to energy policy, because coal, gas, natural gas, biofuels, solar, nuclear, etc., ALL fit in the CAN!"
"We have teamed up with some of the top talk radio hosts in the country to promote the "Pain in the Gas" events, including Jimmy Barrett in Richmond, Kevin Wall in Las Vegas, Drew Steele in Ft. Meyers and Rob Schilling in Charlottesville," Gill added. "We are reaching out to other talk show hosts and their stations in the weeks ahead to help introduce Gas Can Man to their listeners... and give them a break at the pump." [more...]
Steve Gill is the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Gill Show which airs from Nashville, Tennessee weekday mornings from 5-9 am. He hosted the first "Gas We Can" price roll back event in Nashville earlier this year. 

For more information about Gas Can Man and Energize America PAC, contact:
Steve Gill | Morning in America, Inc.
1616 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027 | 615-243-0976 | steve@gillreport.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dick Morris: Here Come the Black Helicopters!

#1 New York Times bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann expose liberals' bold plan to circumvent our democratic processes and put governing power in the hands of unaccountable international organizations.
UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom
By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 24, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton taunted opponents of the controversial Law of the Seas Treaty (one of liberals' top agenda items), saying, "Of course, that means the black helicopters are on their way," a reference to conspiracy theories about a world government. Ironically, Clinton's sarcastic remarks were strikingly close to the truth.
In Here Come the Black Helicopters!, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann detail the liberal plan to remove decision-making power from the U.S. government and vest it in the United Nations, establishing a one-world government that would sublimate America's national interests, subsume our democratic values, and subvert the power and sovereignty of our national government. Regulated by the U.N. - a governing body that polls show two-thirds of Americans say they don't approve of - these global superagencies would have no accountability to American voters and would have no input from elected officials, yet would have power to censor the Internet and control international communications, to levy international taxes, and to otherwise undermine and circumvent our jurisprudence and constitutional protections by dictating law from non-U.S. bodies.
Morris and McGann introduce and explain the upcoming international agreements President Obama will be championing in the last few months of his term, including the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Law of the Child Treaty, and the International Criminal Court Treaty.

Here Come the Black Helicopters! is filled with shocking information and heavy-hitting conclusions and offers a concrete plan to push back against the formation of world government - ideas that no American can afford to ignore as we head into the next presidential election.

Dick Morris served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. A regular political commentator on Fox News Channel, he is the author of eleven New York Times bestsellers (all with Eileen McGann) and oneWashington Post bestseller.