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Trump's War on Capitalism (Hardcover)

Trump's War on Capitalism By David Stockman, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Donald Trump had all the right enemies while in office—but that was about all he had right. And with the election of 2024 fast approaching, the essence of the moment is this: Lock him out of both the nomination and the Oval Office.
David Stockman, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Great Deformation, dissects Trump’s economic policies and exposes him as the failed businessman that he is—not a conservative and definitely not a Republican. The border wall, the tariff war with China, and Trump’s disastrous response to COVID-19 were all remarkably misguided failures of policy that hurt American prosperity. Even his claims of job creation fell flat too—Trump’s tenure was the only presidential term in which private payrolls in the US economy actually shrank—well, at least since Herbert Hoover!

America cannot endure another four years of Donald Trump. Nor, can it tolerate another election where a woebegone Democrat wins by default owing to the simple fact that they are not Donald Trump. Trump’s War on Capitalism exposes his miserable record as a big spender, easy moneyman, hard-core protectionist, immigrant-basher, militarist, and all-around Big Government statist—all reason enough to lock Trump out of the 2024 election. 

About the Author

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the nation's leading environmental activists. His writing has been included in anthologies of America's best crime writing, best science writing, and best political writing. He is president of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world's largest clean water advocacy group; a professor of environmental litigation at Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY; and a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Mr. Kennedy is a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. He cohosts thre weekly radio show Ring of Fire.

Praise For…

“Stockman has become one of the nation’s most steadfast and eloquent crusaders against the corrupt merger of state and corporate power.” —Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“David Stockman is one of the most astute observers of the tragic and unnecessary implosion of our economy, monetary system, and society in general." –Ron Paul, Host of Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Stockman . . . points to the only way out: sound money, open markets, and a restoration of fiscal sanity.”—Jeffrey Tucker, Founder, Brownstone Institute

“With price inflation upon us with a vengeance, David Stockman is here to reveal who did it [and] how dangerous it could get.”—Thomas E. Woods, Jr., New York Times Bestselling Author


“To learn what's really behind inflation listen to David Stockman.” —DICK MORRIS, New York Times Bestselling Author of THE RETURN 

“With price inflation upon us with a vengeance, David Stockman is here to reveal who did it, how dangerous it could get, and what you should do to protect yourself.” —THOMAS E. WOODS, JR., New York Times Bestselling Author 

“Stockman . . . points to the only way out: sound money, open markets, and a restoration of fiscal sanity. Civilization ignores this book at its peril.”  —JEFFREY TUCKER, Founder, Brownstone Institute 

“Stockman has masterfully diagnosed the cancer that the Federal Reserve has embedded in our financial markets, which have become, as Stockman artfully writes, ‘a coiled spring of irrational exuberance and momentum chasing.’ Couldn’t have said it better myself.”  —WILLIAM D. COHAN, Former Wall Street Banker and New York Times Bestselling Author of House of Cards and Power Failure

“David Stockman is one of the most astute observers of the tragic and unnecessary implosion of our economy, monetary system, and society in general. I urge everyone to read this important new book.” —RON PAUL, Host of Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Read this book if you want to protect yourself from inflation, get the inside story on stock market manipulations, the liquidity crises and so-called ‘monetarism.’”  —WALTER BLOCK, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics in the College of Business at Loyola University

“How politics mixes with central bank and the financial sector to provide a toxic brew of bad money, bad policy, and a fragile economy teetering on the edge of economic disaster.”  —RYAN McMAKEN, Senior Editor, Mises Institute
  Praise for New York Times Bestseller The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman “His rhetoric in a recent New York Times op-ed piece ignites like Seal Team Six coming at you, flash grenades exploding, assault weapons blazing. No wonder he triggers wild angry, hatred and revenge. Yes, he's a truth-teller. And truth hurts, flushing out his enemies. Why? They're sucking trillions from Americans. So you hate him. Counterattack. Big mistake. Don't dismiss David Stockman. He's no Kim Jong-Un blow-hard.” — Washington Post

“Stockman devotes some of the book to the past five years, joining multiple previous authors who have presented their nominations for the villains and heroes of the 2008 economic collapse. As a book critic and investigative reporter, I have absorbed a dozen of those previous books. Stockman's is my favorite because of his original research, the context he presents (starting with the economic depression of the 1930s), his former insider status, and his apparent political non-partisanship during the endeavor.” — Steve Weinberg, USA Today

“I'd read this book 10 times before I read another possible presidential candidate's memoir of how his Real American Story schooled him in the Audacity of Hope. …a coherent vision of a World Without the Fed.” — David Weigel, Slate

“In The Great Deformation, David Stockman – former US congressman and budget director under Ronald Reagan – tells the story of the recent crisis, and takes direct aim at the conventional wisdom that credits government policy and Ben Bernanke with rescuing Americans from another Great Depression. In this he has made a seminal contribution. But he does much more than this. He offers a sweeping, revisionist account of US economic history from the New Deal to the present. He refutes widely held myths about the Reagan years and the demise of the Soviet Union. He covers the growth and expansion of the warfare state. He shows precisely how the Fed enriches the powerful and shelters them from free markets. He demonstrates the flimsiness of the present so-called recovery. Above all, he shows that attempts to blame our economic problems on "capitalism" are preposterous, and reveal a complete lack of understanding of how the economy has been deformed over the past several decades…Thanks to The Great Deformation, not a shred of the regime's propaganda is left standing. This is truly the book we have been waiting for, and we owe David Stockman a great debt.” — Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

“This thought-provoking book will contribute to important debates on these issues.” — Booklist

“Stockman performs a real service when he debunks the myths that have been associated with Reagan's conservatism and promotes Eisenhower's fiscal and military conservatism…. Stockman forcefully conveys enormous amounts of knowledge.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Stockman produces a persuasive and deeply relevant indictment of a system dangerously akilter…. What Stockman has written is a book that makes clear we are that future generation of the past, inheritors of all the wishful thinking, simple illogic and flawed compromises that produced the near-term benefits our parents and grandparents worried about but ultimately wanted. And now it's payback time.” —
“This is a history book. It's a detailed account of the key events since the Depression that have shaped modern finance. I love history, and I'm familiar with those events. Stockman's spin on financial history makes for a very good read. There's something for everyone.” — Bruce Krasting

“For anyone whose economics are Austrian, and who agrees with Stockman that crony capitalism and corruption have led both fiscal and monetary policies into a cycle of ever-increasing stimulus and ziggurats of debt, The Great Deformation is gloomily persuasive – and bodes ill for the future.” — Reuters Breakingviews

“Agree with Stockman or not, one can't deny that he's a colorful writer!” —

“Stockman, veteran of the Reagan White House and Wall Street, offers his self-described polemic, a wide-ranging indictment of the American government-economic complex; free markets and democracy have been under long-term attack, and the author explains why we have myriad problems, perhaps intractable. He indicates the book “contains much original interpretation of financial and public policy events and trends of the last century, even a revisionist framework.” Stockman concludes his lengthy controversial argument with: “the cure . . . is to return to sound money and fiscal rectitude and to correct the great error initiated during the New Deal . . . . In pursuing humanitarian purposes the state cannot and need not attempt to manage the business cycle or goose the free market with stimulants for more growth and jobs; nor can it afford the universal entitlements of social insurance. Its job is to be a trustee for citizens left behind, maintaining a sturdy, fair and efficient safety net.” This thought-provoking book will contribute to important debates on these issues.” —Mary Whaley, Booklist
  Praise for New York Times BestsellerThe Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed by David A. Stockman
"This memoir is a bitter review of Stockman's years in the Reagan Administration. It is a book with few heroes and many fools. The author claims naivete as his excuse. Although the narrative is somewhat confusing, overall, its backstage view of policymaking leaves one discouraged, even frightened by the superficiality. The book is a necessary library purchase for two reasons: the notoriety of the book and its author, and the insider's view of key policies still in place and key personalities still in power." — Richard C. Schiming, Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781510779327
ISBN-10: 1510779329
Publisher: Hot Books
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 264
Language: English