For too long, Americans have had to choose between policies that work and leaders who communicate concern for the poor and vulnerable. This New York Times best-seller offers a bold roadmap for how conservatives can express their values clearly and reunite the country around a fight for struggling people.


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Arthur Brooks is a leading conservative voice. As president of the American Enterprise Institute, he works with political, intellectual, and business leaders in Washington D.C. and around the country to defend liberty, increase opportunity, and expand access to the blessings of free enterprise for all.

An economist by training, Arthur has spent decades studying culture and public policy. His work in topics from technical economics to the sources of human happiness has established his reputation as a bestselling author, a prolific social scientist, and an original thinker.

Arthur’s path to Washington is anything but typical. Raised in liberal Seattle, he dropped out of college to play music and spent several years living in Spain. Three decades, three degrees, and three kids later, he is fighting to give everyone the same chance to build their lives and pursue happiness.

As the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a nationally recognized think tank based in Washington, D.C., Arthur leads a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise for all Americans. AEI is a private and nonpartisan non-profit. The scholars and research from AEI foment competition of ideas and educate leaders around the country.

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Drawing from his years of experience as a professor and the latest social science research, Arthur Brooks explains why academia's lack of political diversity is not only hypocritical, but also a cause of sub-par research.

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