Edward Conard: Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES points out how no other high-wage economy has done more for the poor, and how in the end commerce, not charity or redistribution, is the salvation of the poor. Successful risk takers and corporate enterprise put American workers, immigrants, and the globe to work, not government handouts.
Despite popular belief, the United States poured more investment into innovation than any other developed economy. American know-how and risk-taking created companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cicso, Adobe, Oracle, Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, and EBay.  The rest of the world created next to nothing.
Attacking success is not the way to move the economy forward.
In UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, Conard demonstrates how America will only climb out of its current economic doldrums when we embrace policies that promote risk taking and innovation. The prescription of groups like Occupy Wall Street will only take us down a road of ruin. If the “Occupiers” really want to help the “99%” they will go home and put their talents to good use and help boost innovation and American productivity.
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES is not a book that takes a couple of insights and expands them into 300 pages; rather, it addresses the entire scope of the economy. It's a fascinating and contrarian case for how the economy really works, what went wrong over the past decade, and what steps we can take to start growing again.

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