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Poorer Richard's America: What Would Ben Say?

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Letters to America shares Ben Franklin’s thoughts on health care reform, taxes, the minimum wage, and more.
What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects—writing as Benjamin Franklin—on what America has become.
Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the entrenched powers of special interests have made it nearly impossible for a real leader to lead. Where is a good American to turn? How about to the man who wrote this timeless observation: “A small leak will sink a great ship?”
Ben is back! With his signature intelligence and wit (not to mention a good sprinkling of aphorisms both old and new), Benjamin Franklin, through Tom Blair, moves from the national deficit to Wall Street, from health care to marital bliss. The result is electrifying.
“Highly insightful and enjoyable . . . Tom Blair has written what is an essential book that readers will very much enjoy. Seemingly a libertarian in philosophy, he’s offered very compelling advice on what ails our great nation through the eyes of one of its foremost founders.” —Forbes

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