How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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This audiobook has a simple message for business leaders: your primary goal must be to serve and raise the poor. The poor need to enter the economic system to buy products, put money in banks, and move into the middle class. This is the only approach that can possibly save the American Dream.

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, he argues, they will be able to lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs.

Raised in poverty-stricken, gang-infested South Central Los Angeles, Bryant saw firsthand how our institutions have abandoned the poor. He details how business loans, home loans, and financial investments have vanished from their communities. After decades of deprivation, the poor lack bank accounts, decent credit scores, and any real firsthand experience of how a healthy free enterprise system functions.

Bryant radically redefines the meaning of poverty and wealth. (It's not just a question of finances; it's values too.) He exposes why attempts to aid the poor so far have fallen short and offers a way forward: the HOPE Plan, a series of straightforward, actionable steps to build financial literacy and expand opportunity so that the poor can join the middle class.

Fully 70 percent of the American economy is driven by consumer spending, but more and more people have too much month at the end of their money. John Hope Bryant aspires to "expand the philosophy of free enterprise to include all of God's children" and create a thriving economy that works not just for the 1 percent or even the 99 percent but for the 100 percent. This is a free enterprise approach to solving the problem of poverty and raising up a new America.

©2014 John Hope Bryant (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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Simply a MUST read!

"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism" is a serious and very relevant case study, with facts galore, as well as the real solutions to solve the problem of poverty in America and the World! JHB is unusual, thoughtful and practical in his approach at dealing with the lack of money, poverty and overcoming it's affects!

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Thanks for the wisdom and vision

This is this initiation to freedom and wealth building. Bryant provides insight on the problems at hand in our poor communities and then provides the blueprint of how to overcome poverty and etc.. Mr.Bryant is my latest mentor!

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OMG! THIS BOOK LAYOUT THE ANSWERS TO POVERTY...

A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE... I BEG OF YOU TO GET AND READ THIS BOOK!

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Changing a mindset!

This is a great book regardless of race for changing one's mindset. There's no excuse for being poor in today's economy

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Wonderful, wonderful insights!

This was very insightful and truthful about people of color and money struggles. A must read to understand why we are where we are and more importantly how to move forward.

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Mind blowing book!

Awesome book for anyone interested in learning about Capitalism and how it could help your family and community.

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The World's Economic Blueprint

This book is for anyone and everyone who truly wants to not only survive but surpass their current economic status.

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Good Book

This was a excellent book I enjoyed the history lesson and the concept I wish the author would have narrated I have heard him speak and he would have made the tone even better.

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Great Read

I really enjoyed listening to this book. it time for me to make some changes that will change my life for the better.

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Great perspective

I thought it was a great perspective on economic ideas and development. Definitely opened my eyes to a different view.