NO MONEY!: the Surviving Middle Class Americanby Rick Martin
After writing over 500 patents and providing legal advice for American entrepreneurs since 1986, author Rick Martin set out to write No Money: The Surviving Middle-Class American, a cartoon-illustrated collection of essays outlining the death of America's middle class. The small business start-ups that he assisted are heralded as "the heart of America-providing over half its jobs." Today, with home equities gone and credit tight, Martin feels America's small business and the entire middle class are on the endangered species list.
Martin has read literature from leading left-leaning and right-leaning economists, and one common theme evolved-America's decline started when the first Toyota arrived without a balance of trade agreement with the Pacific Rim countries. This work explores the many reasons and ways in which the middle class is suffering and suggests ways that the American people can save themselves.
No Money: The Surviving Middle-Class American attempts to encourage America's traumatized middle class to do something, anything, to revitalize itself before it is too late.
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Have you ever asked yourself why half of Americans live at the poverty level? Why did 12,000 lawyers lose their jobs in 2010 having spent seven years in college? How did the Fortune 500 corporations triple their assets since Reagan's Trickle Down theory? How did these same corporations (while tripling their assets) outsource five million Middle Class jobs to China? Did you know IBM filed a patent on how to outsource and avoid U.S. taxes? Why did it take thirty years before one United States President said this was wrong? Rick graduated from Nova Law School at 1985 as the only patent lawyer in his class. Since then he counseled over 3000 startups and wrote over 600 patents ranging from decorative house keys (Rockin Keys) to anti-ballistic lasers (U.S. Pat. No. 8,076,624). At age 67 Rick seeks the answers to why 600 patents have only enriched a few Americans while providing hundreds of jobs in China. Rick scoured dozens of (boring) economics books like Ron Paul's End the Fed and Robert Kuttner's The Squandering of America. One common cause for America's economic downfall seems to be a patsy government's (Republican and Democratic alike) failure to provide balance of trade treaties since the arrival of the first Toyota. As Andrew Jackson warned in 1837: "The mischief springs from the power which the monied interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges which they have succeeded in obtaining... and unless you become more watchful in your states and check this spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that the most important powers of government have been given or bartered away... " Rick hopes this cartoon illustrated "fun" read makes it to law school, college and high school history courses. you should awaken our youth to the boom and bust cycles dating back to the days of Shakespeare! Do you want your child to be the best educated McDonald's cook on earth? If not, then No Money is a must read. Occupy yourself for three hours and then spread the word.