ON-Lion Letter
In their new book Wealth & Justice:  The Morality of Democratic CapitalismArthur C. Brooks and Peter Wehner explore how America's system of democratic capitalism both depends upon and cultivates an intricate social web of families, churches, and communities.  Far from oppressing and depriving individuals, the free-market system uniquely enables Americans to exercise vocation and experience the dignity of self-sufficiency, all while contributing to the common good.

The fruits of this system, according to Brooks and Wehner, include the alleviation of poverty, better health, and greater access to education than at any other time in human history -- but also a more-significant prosperity:  the flourishing of the human soul.

Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) and Wehner is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) in Washington, D.C.  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports both AEI and EPPC.

From AEI Press, Wealth & Justice is part of AEI's Common Sense Concept series.
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