The Best American Capitalism A Reader - December 2020

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Charles Murray

Charles Murray is libertarian, writer, and a political scientist. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of "Losing Ground," that has been credited as the intellectual base to the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, "The Bell Curve" (Free Press, 1994), coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, ignited heated controversy for its investigation of the use of IQ in shaping America's class structure. Murray's other books include "What It Means to Be a Libertarian" (1997), "Human Accomplishment" (2003), "In Our Hands" (2006), along with "Real Education" (2008). His 2012 publication, "Coming Apart" (Crown Forum, 2012), describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes during the past half century. His latest publication is "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission" (Crown Forum, 2015).

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Edward E. Baptist

Edward E. Baptist is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. Author of this award-winning Creating an Old South, he grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford grew up in Washington, DC, apart from three formative years in Sri Lanka during the first phases of the Sri Lankan civil war. After earning a degree in International Relations from Pitzer College in 1999, he spent two years as a postsecondary liberal in a think tank called the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution. During much of the time, he lived in Ecuador. He began writing fiction also stopped the think tank, after he returned to the US.

Peter's original book, A Young Man's Guide to Capitalism (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) won the 2012 Washington State Book Award and was a finalist for your VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize.

His next book, The Dismal Science, was published in February 2014 by Tin House Books. His job The Dismal Science has been supported by grants from the City of Seattle, 4Culture, along with the Elizabeth George Foundation. He was also granted the Wallace Fellowship to get a Distinguished Writer from Yaddo in order to work about the book.

Peter's short fiction and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, Best New American Voices 2008, Granta, Conjunctions, Salon, Slate, ZYZZYVA and Boston Review, in which he won second place in the 2007 competition, judged by George Saunders. He is now case curator and writer-in-residence at Hugo House, Seattle's writing centre.


The Dismal Science is exuberant art, a deep, moving comedy about despair, despair, and also the heart geopolitics. Mountford writes with soul and style also makes that the plight of the protagonist count.

-Sam Lipsyte

In his fiercely intelligent second novel, Mountford examines, with wry humor and sympathy leavened with a sensible accounting of Vincenzo D’Orsi's defects and failings, the repercussions of a decision made in haste and -- possibly -- regretted at leisure. Or maybe not understated. Who would have predicted that an economist at the World Bank may be such a great main ch

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Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti (Berkeley, CA) is the acclaimed author of more than twenty Five Books, including, most recently, Unlike Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader; The Assassination of Julius Caesar; as Well as The Culture Struggle.

The New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, Harper's, The Nation, and Antioch Review, are among the publications that have praised the work of Parenti. For further info, see his Web site:

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John Perkins

John Perkins advises corporations, executives, and entrepreneurs on approaches to create the transition from a Death Economy (exploiting resources that are falling at accelerating speeds) into a Life Economy (cleaning up pollution, recycling, and other technology which create life-styles millennials wish to inherit).

An former Chief Economist in an global consulting company and CEO of a successful alternative energy company, he's famous for his "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" (NY TIMES bestseller for 70 weeks, printed in more than 30 languages). His "The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" (Feb 2016) delves deep to international systemic difficulties and describes what we could do - individually and collectively - to correct them. He has also written several publications on Indigenous civilizations, including "Shapeshifting" and "The World Is As You Dream It."

John is currently a founder of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations that partner with indigenous individuals to protect environments which offer global plans to turn the Death Economy into a Life Economy.

John has lived four lives : as an economic hit man (EHM); since the CEO of a thriving alternative energy company, who had been rewarded for not revealing his EHM past; as a expert on native cultures and shamanism, a teacher and writer who used this experience to promote ecology and sustainability whilst continued to honor his vow of silence about his life as a EHM; and as a writer that, by telling the real life story about his extraordinary dealings within an EHM, has exposed the sphere of global intrigue and corruption that is turning the American republic to a global empire despised by increasing numbers of individuals around Earth.

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