The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America


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Broadside Books
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Carol Roth is a television personality, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author.


"In The War on Small Business, Carol Roth exposes how Congress let its desire for central planning and payback for their wealthiest supporters supersede their duty to serve the majority of the US electorate. Those who needed assistance least got more, and those who truly needed help saw their chance at the American Dream vanish as the 'fourteen days to flatten the curve' dragged on for nearly a year, closing hundreds of thousands of small businesses forever. It's a story Stephen King could have written, but it would have been too dark a tale for the horror master."--Jon Najarian, cofounder of Market Rebellion and CNBC contributor
"Carol Roth is one of the nation's most thoughtful financial minds. When California passed AB5--the disastrous law that crippled independent contracting and small business--Carol was one of the few national personalities sounding the alarm. Carol doesn't pull any punches when it comes to the dire situation facing American small businesses and freelancers, but she never fails to add a layer of hope. The American Dream is under duress, but this book shines a light in the dark places that need to be illuminated so that small-business America can start dreaming once more."--Kira Davis, host of Just Listen to Yourself and editor-at-large of Redstate
"For all the pretending that it aims to do the opposite, the government has worked to weaken small business for decades. In retrospect, it should be no great surprise that small businesses bore a disproportionate brunt of the COVID-19 shutdowns. In The War on Small Business, Carol Roth breaks down with agonizing precision how politicians propped up powerful corporations while turning their backs on the little guy."--Sharyl Attkisson, bestselling author of Slanted
"As a restaurant owner, I had a front-row seat to the destruction of small businesses throughout the pandemic. I watched as two sets of rules were doled out--one for massive corporations and a separate, more oppressive set for those struggling 'mom and pop's. The War on Small Business is such a valuable read, as Carol Roth gives you an honest and detailed look at how quickly a level playing field can be destroyed as government taints the free market with corporate preference."--Andrew Gruel, CEO of Slapfish Restaurant Group and television host
"One of the great tragedies of the pandemic is the way it was utilized by governments to crush the dreams of small-business owners, who were treated as selfish afterthoughts by power-hungry politicians. In this book, Carol Roth details just how our political class abandoned small-business owners in favor of cronies. It's a vital book."--Ben Shapiro, bestselling author of How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps and The Authoritarian Moment
"It's no secret that the pandemic has left a lasting and devastating impact on small businesses across America. Leave it to Carol Roth to say lots of those businesses didn't die. They were murdered, by a deliberate and targeted war on their independence and very livelihoods. She lays bare the concerted carving up of our capitalist ideals and free market, meticulously planned, ruthlessly delivered. Be warned, this book is not for the faint of heart, but it is must-reading for those who still have a heart."--Neil Cavuto, anchor and senior vice president of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network