"My friend, Ben Stein, has written a short book that tells you everything you need to know about investing (and in words you can understand). Follow Ben's advice and you will do far better than almost all investors." -- Warren Buffett
In his entertaining and informative style that has captivated generations, beloved New York Times bestselling author, actor, and financial expert Ben Stein sets the record straight about capitalism in the United States--it is not the "rigged system" young people are led to believe. As he reveals in The Capitalist Code, "Life can be faced by moaning and complaining or it can be faced by study, work, optimism, and faith in the free capitalist system. Guess which side gets the happier life?"
Most Americans have not inherited wealth or a successful business that could set them up for life. That means most Americans are destined for financial worry and concern for the rest of their lives. Right? Wrong Ben Stein explains how the wonderful system of stock market capitalism can allow any American to build financial security. In this succinct guide, you will learn:
- Why it really is better to have money--and how to get there
- How to save first, and then spend automatically
- Why investing in great companies is easier than you think
That's what this book is all about: how to harness the incredible power of the U.S. economy for enjoyment and security by being owners of profitable businesses-by consistent, conservative investment starting as young as possible in a diversified portfolio of stocks. Anyone can be a capitalist--and should be. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and an even smaller amount of action. All it takes is The Capitalist Code.
About the Author
Ben Stein (Los Angeles, CA) is a respected economistwho is known to many as a movie and television personality, but has worked morein personal and corporate finance than anywhere else. He has written aboutfinance for Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, The New YorkTimes, and Fortune; was one of the chief busters of the junk-bondfrauds of the 1980s; has been a longtime critic of corporate executives'self-dealing; and has cowritten eight finance books.Stein travels the country speaking about finance in both seriousand humorous ways, and is a regular contributor to CBS's Sunday Morning, CNN, and Fox News. He was the 2009 winner of the Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellencein Financial Journalism.