Something for Nothing: The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare

Something for Nothing: The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare

by Brian Tracy
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Something for Nothing: The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare by Brian Tracy

America's greatness comes from people working hard to fulfill their dreams. But today that greatness is being undermined by people using the government to steal other people's dreams (and money). Rather than participate and innovate in the marketplace, generating goods and services that benefit society, people are increasingly vying for political advantage to live at the expense of others. Something for Nothing reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging "grabbing match" culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual's ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. More than exposing the dangers, however, Tracy helps readers set a personal and culture-wide agenda for change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418551841
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 11/07/2005
Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 403 KB

About the Author

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

 

 

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Something for Nothing: The Attitude That Has Turned the American Dream into a Social and Political Nightmare 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE VERY BASIC TRUTHS THAT MOST OF THE POPULATION DOESN'T WANT TO KNOW OR HEAR OR READ ABOUT ! AT LEAST 80 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE !!!!!! from a lawyer of 44 years practice
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is as easy to read as I'm sure it was easy to write. Mr. Tracy makes sweeping statements based on nothing whatever but his own not-so-humble opinions. 'Something for Nothing' bashes (perhaps justly) the greed and envy inherent in programs and people advocating Affirmative Action, Teacher's Unions, UN officials, Welfare and Social Security receipients, criminals, gamblers, lawyers, and illegal immigrants, etc. But he says practically nothing about the greed and envy employed by corporate executives, big industry, credit card companies, insurance companies, banks, etc. If his premise that everyone is motivated by expediency to pursue and indulge their natural instincts of being lazy, greedy, ambitious, selfish, vain, ignorant, and impatient, then don't those 'instincts' apply equally to private-sector entrepreneurs and CEOs in the same way it does for government-sector bureaucracies? Aren't entrepreneurs who offer get-rich-quick schemes and people who write say-nothing books like this one selling for $24.99 seeking 'something for nothing' just as much other enemies of free enterprise. The Introduction promises that this book will open your mind and heart to fully understand the world we live in. But, being neither an accurate description of the world, nor providing an adequate solution to the world's problems, it simply doesn't live up to the hype.