Item description for Capitalism For Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss (Capitalism For Kids) by Karl Hess, Jane A. Williams, Nina Dodig, Jochen Bundschuh, Bryan Kennedy, Marty Matlock & Cory Doctorow...
Overview An outstanding introduction to entrepreneurship. Stresses how a person can earn a profit in business while maintaining the highest possible standards of honesty and integrity. Includes a self-test to help the reader determine how enterprising he/she really is, as well as an excellent chapter on "Capitalism and Other Isms" that clearly defines capitalism, democratic socialism, socialism, and communism. Although written with young people in mind, many adults will benefit by reading this book, especially the section which was written specifically for parents and teachers. Highly recommended. Ages 13 - 17
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Studio: Bluestocking Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Bluestocking Press
Series Capitalism For Kids
ISBN 0942617355 ISBN13 9780942617351
Availability 0 units.
More About Karl Hess, Jane A. Williams, Nina Dodig, Jochen Bundschuh, Bryan Kennedy, Marty Matlock & Cory Doctorow
About the Author Karl Hess holds the Swanlund Endowed Chair and is professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hess has dedicated a major portion of his research to electronic transport in semiconductors and semiconductor devices, with particular emphasis on hot electron effects and effects pertinent to device miniaturization. He is particularly interested in problems that require large computational resources for their solution. Dr. Hess' current research at the Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois is in the area of molecular and electronic nanostructures. He has received numerous awards, including the 1993 IEEE J. J. Ebers Award of the Electron Devices Society and the 1995 IEEE David Sarnoff Field Award for Electronics. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Reviews - What do customers think about Capitalism For Kids: Growing Up To Be Your Own Boss?
GREAT BOOK! Jan 9, 2007
Outstanding book on starting your own buisness while you're still young. I recomend this to anyone who is interested in learning the basics of buisness.
For the budding entrepreneur Dec 9, 2004
Hess intends to turn young people onto economic freedom and inspire them to be entrepreneurs. One way he does this is by engaging the reader in some soul searching so that the youngster may consider whether he is the adventurous type that might want to start a business or the risk-averse type that might prefer to work for someone else, or worse, blame others for what he doesn't have. The reader will encounter a positive attitude toward work. Hess writes about various things a kid might want to work for. "But the fact that you can work", he proclaims, "is one of the good things about living in a country as free as ours." The book is not a collection of specific projects that kids can do for fun and maybe earn a few bucks from adults who have encouragement or charity in mind. In fact the author devotes a few pages to explaining why a lemonade stand might be "something that would teach a bad lesson rather than a good one for a kid who wants to start a business." In a chapter addressed to parents, Hess also states that "This is not a book to recommend that the only impulse to nurture in a young person is the specific impulse to make money." Homeschoolers might find the book useful. "The truth of the matter," says Hess, "is that the main burden of getting a youngster to think about economics as something important, real, and lively is going to have to be a family project, not a school one."