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John Hope Bryant, CEO and founder of Operation HOPE Inc., says, "Business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies and inspiration, they will be able to lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs."

I'm encouraging Tom Keith, whose letter, “Capitalism is beyond repair,” Jan. 16, 2015, to read Mr. Bryant's book, "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism." Henry Ford was smart enough to pay his workers a wage high enough to purchase the automobiles they were building.

We all depend upon each other. Restoring hope can get people improving and so moving forward, not stagnating. This results in a better America for all of us.

Pat Jones


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HowthePoorCanSaveCapitalismBOOKCOVER-103x150John Hope Bryant is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass)His newest bestselling book is How The Poor Can Save Capitalism (Berrett Koehler Publishing).

Bryant is a Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, and co-chair for Project 5117, which is a plan for the rebirth of underserved America.

Bryant is the only bestselling author on economics who is also African-American.

Credit: A special thanks to Architects Of Group Genius, which produced the HOPE Doctrine on Poverty movie on a pro-bono basis for Operation HOPE.

Follow John Hope Bryant on LinkedIn Influencers here.

Posted by Natasha Eldridge, Office of the Chairman


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