• The 5 Big Lies About American Business

  • Combating Smears Against the Free-Market Economy
  • By: Michael Medved
  • Narrated by: Michael Medved
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-22-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Treasure Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every American benefits every day from the phenomenal productivity of the free market, so why do so many people feel guilty or skeptical about our business system? In this passionately argued, eye-opening book, talk-radio star and best-selling author Michael Medved provides detailed and devastating rebuttals to the most widely circulated smears against capitalism.
MYTH: Big business is bad, small business is good. TRUTH: Every big business began life as a small business, and every small business today yearns for enough success to become a big business tomorrow. For some products—like cars or electrical power—little companies can’t benefit their workers or customers as reliably as huge corporations.
MYTH: Business executives are overpaid and corrupt. TRUTH: Top leaders will always command top dollar, and a company can’t limit executive pay without limiting its access to talent. Ferocious, long-term competition in the corporate world ultimately rewards focus and hard work, not short cuts and corruption.
MYTH: You can count on better treatment from the government than from business. TRUTH: If a private company deals with you poorly, you can take your business elsewhere. But with the government’s power, you get only two choices: compliance or jail.
Medved responds to business-bashing lies with the slashing wit, irrefutable facts, fascinating historical nuggets, illuminating anecdotes, and liberating clarity that made him one of the top-ten talk-radio hosts in the United States. This audacious and urgently needed book provides energy and inspiration for a beleaguered free-market system poised for its unstoppable comeback.
©2009 Michael Medved (P)2009 Treasure Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 03-25-13

Good listen from a pro free trade perspective

If you could sum up The 5 Big Lies About American Business in three words, what would they be?

Economics need liberty

What did you like best about this story?

reviews slanders that the left throws on businesses and why there not true

Have you listened to any of Michael Medved’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes , very well!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

Medved is always interesting to listen to

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5 out of 5 stars
By mike dougherty on 08-27-12

Medved & the American Ideal

What did you love best about The 5 Big Lies About American Business?

its straight forward, pro american, bring out the best in You lifetime goals

What does Michael Medved bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

he read it the voice insight is very useful in his style of wit.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hit your you mark, bring on your best

Any additional comments?

loved the get it done, style of pro capitalism with a family face on it.after all
any one who works dreams to be a success at what they do, this just shows american ideal are the finest on earth.

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