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Instant Millionaires: The Secrets of Overnight Success by Max Gunther

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12. The International Ploy

The adventure tales we’ve contemplated thus far should have convinced us of at least one thing: America is still a land of opportunity, despite much recent pessimistic talk to the contrary.

But it might still be true – I don’t say it is, I only say it might be – that the chances for instant success today are somewhat more limited than they were when the nation was younger and less heavily populated. It would be foolish to deny that the country is more tightly organized today than it was, say, 100 years ago. There is less room to move around, less room to maneuver. Taxation is heavier. Governmental controls are stiffer. An individual entrepreneur must battle a little longer and harder to make his way upward. Moreover, ...

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