Monday, September 07, 2015
How does a conservative celebrate Labor Day?
By buying a book on capitalism. Without capitalists, no jobs. You were taught in school that John Davison Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the rest were ruthless robber barons who ran roughshod over competitors to corner markets.
My book tells the true story: They were the opposite of ruthless. They offered better goods and services at lower prices. They treated the customers like kings. For example, at the height of his power, when he controlled 90% of the oil market, Rockefeller was selling kerosene (the chief source of light at night in 1885) for one-third the price from 15 years earlier. He did not drive prices up; he drove them down.
My book is on sale at Create Space and on Amazon. Today marks its debut on Kindle.
Buy the paperback and give me a 5-star review on Amazon, and I will send you an autographed copy free -- I even pay for shipping and handling. You just have to give it 5-stars and send your name and address to DonSurber@GMail.com.
Other autographed copies are $20 each (for both the first volume and this one).