Moralnomics-The Moral Path To Prosperity

Moralnomics-The Moral Path To Prosperity

by Blaine Winship

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MORALNOMICS: The Moral Road to Prosperity DARES TO BRING BACK THE "M" WORD. But this time, the morality is universal, being objectively anchored in human nature--as revealed by what has and has not worked to elevate the human condition, including our living standards and our economic performance. Regardless of whether you believe that human nature comes from a kind and loving God, or you don't believe in God, or you simply prefer that religion and public policy not be mixed, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.

Moralnomics takes us on a journey that begins with encouraging individuals to grow their capacities for being of greater value to others and for bonding empathically with one another. Building on these twin pillars of personal growth, Moralnomics shows how basic moral rules and higher moral principles enable us to protect civilization and, from there, to create widespread and lasting prosperity. By merging self-interest and other-directedness at ever-higher planes, Moralnomics makes the moral case, as never before, for bottom-up economic freedom to please one another in ways we value for ourselves, and for bottom-up political freedom to ensure that our government is of, by, and for the people--that is, us.

Moralnomics exposes as false the narrative that America is an evil, greedy, and oppressive nation. Of course, in some serious ways, America has been morally flawed (albeit much less so than other nations). But the moral values for which America has stood, however imperfectly, have led it to attain unprecedented greatness in improving living conditions, and in promoting democratic rule, around the world. By ignoring all of this, and by overlooking the well-documented misery that top-down regimes in denying freedom have inflicted on their peoples, this narrative is worse than false. It is immoral.

Embedded in this false narrative is the message that underprivileged persons--our poor, our minorities, and even our illegal immigrants--occupy the high moral ground vis-à-vis the rest of us. This message, too, is immoral, not only because it is flatly wrong, but also because it suggests that those less well off should not have to strive to better themselves through education and effort as the rest of us must do--or, even more injurious to them, that they just aren't good enough to succeed on the merits. This self-defeating message has led countless minority children to reject opportunities made available to them at tremendous expense, and instead to embrace the dead ends of handouts and victimhood.

By wrongly claiming the high moral ground over us, the so-called "progressive" or "liberal" elements in our society, which dominate the media and our schools, seek to shame us into going along with ever-bigger entitlement programs funded by ever-higher taxes and administered by ever-larger armies of bureaucrats. Their ultimate aim is to transform America from a bottom-up to a top-down nation. Their onslaught has left us fragmented, dispirited, and afraid, precisely as the top-downers have intended.

Moralnomics: The Moral Road to Prosperity provides the answers we need, lighting the way to a New Majority of morally-anchored Americans dedicated to civilization, freedom, and pursuit of happiness, so that we can make a better tomorrow for ourselves and our children by bringing out the best in all of us. While we still can.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158027048
Publisher: Moralnomics Press
Publication date: 02/24/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
File size: 942 KB

About the Author

Blaine Winship was the lead trial counsel for 26 states of the United States of America in their historic lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. His legal career, spanning several decades in the private and public sectors, has been focused on antitrust law, unfair competition, economic freedom, the Constitution, and charities. A Phi Beta Kappa with degrees from Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School, he has been profiled in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

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