Robert Friedman | A Few Thousand Dollars

Robert Friedman | A Few Thousand Dollars

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta GA 30307

Friedman, founder and general counsel of Prosperity Now and a leading advocate of asset development, will read from and sign copies of his take on making the U.S. economy work for everyone. 

About the Book

The majority of Americans do not have a few thousand dollars to weather an unexpected illness, job loss, or accident. Most Americans, including 80 percent of people of color, are locked out of the mainstream economy, unable to add their talents, work, and dreams, unable to share in the bounty of this economy. Without a nest egg most Americans cannot invest in their future—and the future of our country—through saving, entrepreneurship, education, and homeownership. We can—and we should—do better.

Longtime leader in the field of asset-building Robert E. Friedman demonstrates how a few simple policy changes would address wealth inequality—and build a better economy and a stronger country for us all. In six sharp, compelling chapters, accented by sixteen original black-and-white illustrations by Rohan Eason that present the realities of income and asset inequality and explain the needed policy interventions, Friedman addresses savings, business, education, home, and prosperity to articulate a vision for making inclusive investments without spending an additional dollar, just by transforming tax subsidies for the wealthy few into seeds for prosperity for everyone. This is an investment with a huge return: the redemption of the American promise of prosperity for all.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may pre-order a signed copy below.

About the Author

Robert E. Friedman is founder and general counsel of Prosperity Now, formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a 39-year-old national economic development nonprofit. He helped create the U.S. microenterprise savings and asset-building fields and the international enterprise development and child savings fields. He lives in San Mateo, California.


Please note that the nonprofit, non-governmental Carter Center has agreed to take over as the host of Carter Library's author series during the federal government shutdown. Previously scheduled events will move to either the Cecil B. Day Chapel or the Cyprus Room at the Carter Center. Event signs and Carter Center volunteers will be on hand to direct attendees.