The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.
Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.
If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you're not alone.
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride.
Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government.
The truth is that relative income is not directly related to happiness. Nonpartisan social-survey data clearly show that the big driver of happiness is earned success: a person's belief that he has created value in his life or the life of others.
There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.
In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture.