SOURCE: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
June 10, 2014 08:30 ET
Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant's Latest Book Ranked in the Top 10 Books on Amazon, #1 in Poverty and Social Policy Its First Week on Sale
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – June 10, 2014) –
"When John Hope Bryant talks about how to expand the middle class, I listen. I urge everyone to read How the Poor Can Save Capitalism and discover for themselves John's great ideas for creating an America with more shared opportunity and shared responsibility."
-Former US President Bill Clinton
Just three days after its release in hardcover June 1, 2014, John Hope Bryant's latest book How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class reached #9 on Amazon's Bestsellers list. It ranked #1 in both Social Policy and Poverty, and #2 in Development & Growth on the site. The publisher is already rushing a reprint of the book.
Watch the inspiring How the Poor Can Save Capitalism book trailer.
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism reveals Operation HOPE founder and President Obama's Advisory Council member John Hope Bryant's strategy for restoring the American middle class and eradicating poverty. "For capitalism to thrive, the poor and middle class must thrive," Bryant writes. "We must make financial literacy — teaching each and every one of our children the language of money — the new civil rights issue for the twenty-first century America."
In short, this book offers a free enterprise approach to solving the problem of poverty.
In the book, Bryant exposes the historical roots of poverty, explains why the solutions tried so far have proved insufficient, and offers a way forward (it's not just a question of finances; it's values, too). He lays out what he calls a Marshall Plan for our times, 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.
Praised by Dr. Bernice A. King of the King Center as "a practical idealist who dreams big and then moves with precision to action," John Hope Bryant aspires to create a thriving economy that works not just for the 1% or even the 99%, but for the 100%.
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