The Great Equalizer

by David M. Smick

How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller—

The experts say that America’s best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. David M. Smick, the hedge fund strategist, author of the 2008 best seller The World Is Curved and now The Great Equalizer, argues that the experts are wrong.

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The Republican Tax Plan Better Be Audacious • Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2017

If the GOP proposal isn’t aimed at helping workers, Trump will ask Democrats for a counteroffer.


Make Main Street Great Again!

February 2, 2017: David Smick talks with the Wall Street Journal's Mary Kissel.


To Save Capitalism, Make it Work for Average Folks • Institute for New Economic Thinking

Smick argues that distortions of capitalism have fed populist rebellion, and that reviving a capitalism that offers opportunity for average people to increase their earnings is an urgent priority if America's political economy is to be stabilized.


David Smick Explains How Main Street Capitalism Can Be the Great Equalizer


In Episode 8 of the new podcast, Talking My Book, Daniel Gross, executive editor of strategy+business, interviews David Smick, founder and editor of The International Economy and author of the bestseller The World Is Curved, about his new book, The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone (PublicAffairs).

Listen to the conversation for insights on how small businesses, working on a level playing field, can participate in the global economy and reignite growth. Listen, too, for the opportunity to receive a signed copy of The Great Equalizer.

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