The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It

The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It

by Andrew Puzder

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Andy Puzder, the former CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, says that "capitalism" is not a dirty word, and thankfully President Trump understands this; his pro-business policies will bring back economic growth and secure our future.

As a successful CEO in the restaurant industry, Andy Puzder uniquely understands how important the profit motive is to our country's ultimate prosperity. Furthermore, as the grandson of immigrants, the son of a car salesman, and someone who worked his way up from earning minimum wage to running an international business, he has a first-hand view of how America's exceptional capitalist spirit can lift everyone to success.

In 2016, the American people faced a stark choice between two very different presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton spent most of her adult life involved in politics and promised to uphold and advance the progressive legacy of President Barack Obama who had first won the White House on promises to "spread the wealth around." Donald Trump, on the other hand, came from the business world, was an unapologetic capitalist, used his own personal wealth as inspiration, and promised simply to "Make America Great Again."

By choosing Trump over Clinton, the American people put a stop to decades of government expansion under progressive leadership, and they might just have saved our economy by doing so.

America was once a land where everyone was encouraged to seek their fortune - the more prosperous our citizens, the more our whole society could in turn prosper. But leftist forces in the United States have been seeking to tarnish the pursuit of prosperity and to paint profit as an evil motivation fit only for greedy plutocrats. Andrew Puzder understands this first-hand after a progressive smear campaign stopped him from joining President Trump's cabinet. As Puzder explains in his new book, The Capitalist Comeback, this was an act of desperation from a left wing facing irrelevance with a pro-business president in the White House. From its roots in the Progressive Era to labor unions to education to entertainment to its political resurgence with avowed socialist candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Puzder traces the development of the anti-profit forces in the United States and shows how, under President Trump, they can be vanquished for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478975427
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 375,035
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Andrew Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardee's and Carl's Jr. into the fast food powerhouses that they are today. Starting as the owner's personal attorney in 1991, Puzder helped pull the company out of serious financial difficulties. Under his leadership, CKE has expanded to 3,700 restaurants globally.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Making America Great Again: Year One 1

Chapter 2 America: Land of the Self-Made 10

Chapter 3 The Great American Boom and the Progressives' War on Profit 42

Chapter 4 The Ascent and Decline of the Labor Unions: The Progressives Find an Ally 73

Chapter 5 Education: Reading, Writing, and Redistribution 106

Chapter 6 Entertainment: Rich Guy, Bad Guy 139

Chapter 7 The Democrats: From Decency to Demagogues 172

Chapter 8 Economic Inequality and the Ruse of Democratic Socialism 200

Chapter 9 Defending Capitalism: A CEO's Guide 233

Chapter 10 The Tide Is Turning 258

Acknowledgments 281

Endnotes 283

Index 339

About the Author 350

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