First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His – and the Nation’s – Prosperity


Author Edward G. Lengel has written an excellent book about how George Washington managed his personal affairs and used his strategies to build an American economy. During the Revolutionary War, he followed the London stock market to determine British reactions and commitment to the war after victories and defeats. His personal experiences with foreign trade were unsatisfying due to poor quality, broken promises, and corruption. That became a basis for his discouragement of foreign entanglements and his understanding to build America’s manufacturing base. He also knew foreign competition was predatory and would crush American manufacturing start-ups and leave us dependent upon them. So he implemented tariffs to give U.S. industry a fighting chance. Listen to the author discuss his fascinating new book.

Guest: Edward G. Lengel
Learn more at: DaCapo Press

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Bach Cello Introduction

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.