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America’s Governments

Enemies of the Poor

Release Date: 12/15/2020


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This book cuts to the heart of every issue, amusingly, without wasting your time.

Learn the thirty-five ways that American governments hurt the poor. Thirty-five! And these don’t even include the biggest hurt of all!

Learn how George Floyd was killed by a union, not racism, how unions reduce caring, how the arrogance of the U.S. Congress will cause the Sierra forests to burn, how a 1973 law is causing obesity today, how real estate markets could enrich the poor if the government just got out of the way, how taxing the rich hurts the poor, how the Deep State operates, how city government enflamed the Charlottesville riots, how U.S. regulators may have helped cause NYC’s twin towers to fall, and why human beings are an endangered species.

Learn what keeps healthcare costs from being cut by half, the media’s big conflict of interest, why U.S. elections are cheap, and why cold weather may draw near.

After noting that the IRS has 4,487 guns, including 15 fully automatic machine guns and 5.1 million rounds of ammunition, the author comments, “Machine guns, of course, are essential when you’re auditing taxpayers.”

What should America do, and must do, to keep from going over the cliff?

About This Author

Archie Richards was born in New York City in 1936. He was a stockbroker and financial planner for some years.  He then wrote weekly newspaper columns, Richards on Money Matters, which were nationally syndicated. He also authored Understanding Exchange-Traded Funds, published by McGraw-Hill and still available on Amazon. Beginning at the end of 2016, Archie wrote brief libertarian columns about the American government, most of which were published as letters by the Concord (NH) Monitor. Those columns form the basis of this book. After starting work at a Boston bank in 1960, Archie read the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe regularly. Having been educated by liberals at St. Paul’s School and Yale, he considered himself a liberal. Curious about the dynamics of public affairs, however, he cut out articles describing social or economic problems and placed them in a drawer. Several years later, he retrieved the numerous articles and read them again. It seemed obvious to him that most of the problems were caused by the government. Already opposed to the Vietnam War, he became a libertarian in 1968, although that term was then unknown to him. Archie is also a classical pianist. In 1973, a recording he’d made of a renown Beethoven sonata was played on Boston’s classical music station on a Sunday morning. Even in his eighties, he remains skilled enough to be paid for performances in retirement homes and senior centers in the Boston area.

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