Common Sense

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Common Sense: The Investor's Guide to Equality, Opportunity, and Growth

Common Sense offers an investor’s perspective on building an economy that truly works for everyone. With dry wit and engaging storytelling, Greenblatt makes a lively and provocative case for disruptive new approaches. It also explains how dramatically increasing immigration would be like giving every American a giant bonus and the reason Australia might be the best place to learn about saving for retirement. Not everyone will agree with what Greenblatt has to say―but all of us can benefit from the conversations he aims to start.

Praise for Common Sense

"In Common Sense: The Investor’s Guide to Equality, Opportunity and Growth, Joel Greenblatt goes beyond documenting the problem to advance a handful of proposals that can contribute to a solution or at least jumpstart the debate. I recommend this book to anyone who cares about these things. It’s not just for investors."

Howard Marks, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Even Joel Greenblatt, superb investor and lucid stylist, would be shocked if you agreed with each and every one of his ideas for improving the quality of American life. But there's not one idea in these fine and well-wrought pages that won't make you stop and think."

James Grant, Editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer

"The only thing more appealing than common sense, humor, and brevity is―impact. In this thoroughly engaging tome, you will find, among other things, a workable way to break the cycle of poverty (imagine our country without an underclass!) and a bipartisan immigration reform that screams to be enacted. Not bad for twenty bucks."

Andrew Tobias, author of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need