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“Capitalist Solutions: A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas argues that the U.S. government is pushing the nation towards socialism as it attempts to handle its social, political and economic challenges. Chapters argue for the alternative: an establishment of laissez-faire capitalism, and considers the moral superiority of a capitalist system based on individual rights and less government involvement in social affairs. Philosophy, politics and social issues blend in his discussion for morality and political responses to modern dilemmas, suitable for any college-level American politics collection.”
—The Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch
“Capitalist Solutions provides pithy and passionate arguments grounded in individual rights and informed by extensive research in history, economics, and science.”
—Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard
“The US is facing tremendous challenges—from rising health care costs to the rising threat of Islamic totalitarianism. Today's political and intellectual mainstream has nothing to offer but more of the poison that created these problems. Americans desperately need new solutions based on the principles of individual rights, individual freedom, and free market capitalism. This book is a welcome contribution to the growing body of work applying Ayn Rand's ideas to today's most important issues.”
—Yaron Brook, president and executive director, The Ayn Rand Institute
"Capitalist Solutions is a powerful and penetrating analysis of some of today's most pressing issues. In it, Andrew Bernstein has gone beyond the typical debates to illuminate the crucial moral superiority of a capitalist system of individual rights. The book addresses controversies ranging from global warming to gay marriage within the framework of how capitalism provides both a moral and practical solution. It is an intellectual tour de force."
—Eric Daniels, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University
"The solutions to social problems recommended by Dr. Bernstein are both morally upright and practically sound. They will promote health, physically and psychologically, for millions of individuals worldwide—and for society as a whole."
—Ellen Kenner, clinical psychologist; author, The Selfish Path to Romance (with Dr. Edwin Locke); host of The Rational Basis of Happiness® radio show
“Professor Bernstein begins by distilling Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism down to two essentials: “values are the meaning of life,” and “the moral is the practical.” He then proceeds to show the power of fundamental ideas by applying them to as diverse a set of problems as it is possible to imagine—from Islamic terrorists to abortion to our failing school system—he shows that all problems dissolve when they are confronted with reason wielding the right ideas.”
—M. Northrup Buechner, St. John's University, New York