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Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss

Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss

by Karl Hess

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ISBN-13: 978-0-942617-35-1
ISBN-10: 0-942617-35-5
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"Entrepreneurs, even young entrepreneurs, know that every new day is a new challenge. They know that learning must go on throughout life. They know that learning is not just something you do in school. They know that you do it every day, with every experience, if you are alert and thoughtful. They know that the ability to think includes the ability to change, to adapt, to use new tools and information. Change, which may seem such a threat and a danger to some people, will just seem a challenge and an opportunity to the entrepreneur."  — Karl Hess, author

Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss by Karl Hess is an outstanding introduction to the philosophy of entrepreneurship. It stresses how a person can earn a profit in business while maintaining the highest possible standards of honesty and integrity.

Includes a self-test to help the reader determine how enterprising he/she really is, as well as an excellent chapter on "Capitalism and Other Isms" that clearly defines capitalism, democratic socialism, socialism, and communism.

Although written with young people in mind, many adults will benefit by reading this book, especially the section which was written specifically for parents and teachers.

"Money is a way to keep track of how well you're doing. It's just one way. The way you feel about yourself is the bottom line. You should be able to make money and lose money without ever losing your own sense of self-worth and self-respect...You make the money. The money doesn't make you!" --Karl Hess


BOOK DETAILS

Paperback.  192 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Reading level: Ages 10 through 17 (though could just as easily be used as a business primer for adults)

Course Uses:  Can be used for as a supplement to courses in business, and government.

Series Information: Capitalism for Kids is not part of a series, though Bluestocking Press highly recommends reading it in conjunction with Common Sense Business for Kids
Or, consider our Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship Course for Middle School Students



REVIEWS

"Capitalism for Kids is subtitled Growing Up to Be Your Own Boss. With a little more depth and a different range of topics, this book continues on the same theme as Common Sense Business for Kids.

"Chapters focus on such topics as evaluating what sort of business best suits the child's interests and talents, capitalism vs. communism and socialism, family businesses, investing time and money, gaining education and experience, and even such things as laws and licenses.

"Again, I really like the common sense writing that isn't too wordy or philosophical. Quite simply it's written to kids for them to read themselves."  — Cindy West, The Curriculum Choice, http://thecurriculumchoice.com



Comments About this and the previous edition of Capitalism for Kids

"Capitalism for Kids is an outstanding introduction to entrepreneurship. Author Karl Hess stresses how a person can earn a profit in business while maintaining the highest possible standards of honesty and integrity. He provides a self-test to determine how enterprising the reader really is. His excellent chapter on 'Capitalism and Other Isms' clearly defines capitalism, democratic socialism, socialism, and communism. Although written with young people in mind, many adults will benefit by reading Capitalism for Kids as well. I highly recommend this book."  — Richard J. Maybury, author of the Uncle Eric series of books

"...definitely the best book I have ever seen directed to children on the theory of how to go into business for yourself... this book is really absorbing reading."  — Mary Pride, The Teaching Home

"I don't want to just half-heartedly recommend this book among thousands of others out there that are worth reading. I want to urge you, as strongly and sincerely as possible, to buy it and read it first for yourself. Only then give it to a kid you like. Karl's book crystallizes thoughts that most people have had, but haven't thought out fully. It washes away the foundations upon which fears and guilt are constructed over a lifetime; it replaces them with ideas you always believed in intuitively but weren't quite sure how to defend. This book is really great. Make sure it is available to your kids and yourself."  — Douglas Casey, author of Investing In Crisis



Table of Contents for Capitalism for Kids

Introduction
For Parents and Teachers
1. Money and You
2. What Kind of Person Are You?
3. Capitalism and Other Isms
4. The Wonderful World of Work
5. Opportunity and the Computer
6. The Family That Works Together
7. Investing Time and Dollars
8. Are You a Volunteer?
9. Education, Experience, and Enterprise
10. Laws, Liability, and Licenses
11. Words of Wisdom
Resources for Young Entrepreneurs
Index



Bluestocking Press is pleased to announce that two of our titles, Kathryn Daniels' Common Sense Business for Kids and Karl Hess' Capitalism for Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss, have recently been published in Polish!
To view or purchase these books in Polish, please visit the website: www.wydawnictwoaspekt.pl/

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I don't want to just half-heartedly recommend this book among thousands of others out there that are worth reading. I want to urge you, as strongly and sincerely as possible, to buy it and read it first for yourself. Only then give it to a kid you like. Karl's book crystallizes thoughts that most people have had, but haven't thought out fully. It washes away the foundations upon which fears and guilt are constructed over a lifetime: it replaces them with ideas you always believed in intuitively but weren't quite sure how to defend. This book is really great. Make sure it is available to your kids and yourself.
(Douglas Casey, author, "Investing In Crisis")
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