The Choices and Consequences of Our Age

The Disintegrating Economic, Political, and Societal Institutions of the United States

by Dean Gualco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/6/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781469783154
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781469783147
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781469783130

About the Book

There are winners and losers in a capitalistic society, but capitalism does not choose who is a winner and who is a loser. The winners are those who have the right idea, sacrifice their time and money, take risks, work hard, and have a little luck and help along the way. The losers are those who rarely dream of the impossible, waste their time, spend their money foolishly, lack the courage to take risks, and fail to dedicate themselves to achieving the rewards of their efforts. Winners should receive the greatest returns for their investments and the greatest of rewards for their endeavors. While wealth may be distributed unequally, it results more from an unequal dedication to acquire this wealth. That is not only right, but it is fair.

At the heart of capitalism is choice, one of success or failure, saving or spending, and work or recreation. Capitalism is a system that allows a person to choose whether he or she wants to be a winner or a loser. Today, too many have chosen the latter and display the unbecoming traits of greed, jealously, and envy toward those who have chosen the former.

While insecurity and instability may pervade this country’s economic, political and societal institutions, success can still be achieved by those who look forward rather than backward, who avoid the disadvantages of the past to take advantage of the future. In The Choices and Consequences of Our Age, you’ll learn that it’s still possible to achieve success through hard work, sacrifice, and self-reliance.

About the Author

Dean Gualco is the owner of Torgun Consulting. He earned his doctorate from the University of the Pacific and his master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He is also the author of The Good Manager.