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The Self-Made Myth by Mike Lapham, Brian Miller

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Foreword by Bill Gates Sr.

Brian Miller and Mike Lapham have very effectively debunked the pervasive self-made myth that lies at the core of our public policy debates today. When pundits or candidates describe progressive taxes as “punishing success,” the implication is that success is achieved by the entrepreneur alone, with little or no help from others. I don’t subscribe to that view.

Miller and Lapham provide an important new narrative—one that accounts for the immense role that government plays in business success. Anyone interested in public policy, and particularly tax policy—including our politicians in Washington, DC, and statehouses across the country—should read this book and reflect on its message.

The reader will be edified by the ...

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