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Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about youth and free enterprise

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to address the disconnect between societal benefits of free enterprise and how a sizeable portion of young Americans appear to negatively view our economic system. Meanwhile, these same young Americans witnessed and participated in a technological revolution delivered to us by free enterprise. Many of our system’s...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: A Letter of Common Ground about compelling support for free enterprise

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write today to present three compelling points favoring capitalism, all of which can serve as truthful, productive common ground. People who would prefer a different economic system often cite some negatives about these points. However, their compelling positives should encourage us to preserve free enterprise as the foundation...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise and personal debt

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to comment on the ills of excessive personal debt and to encourage support for free enterprise, pointing out areas of common ground along the way. We shouldn’t kid ourselves or be unrealistic by thinking money problems don’t matter to families and in marriages. They do. People can succeed in any circumstance,...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise and patriotism

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa With social media, a small group of negative, critical people can try to fool us into believing Americans don’t like their own country. We shouldn’t fall for it. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 72% of Americans claim to be extremely proud or very proud of their country, with another 16% describing themselves as moderately...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letters of Common Ground on free enterprise, courage and competition

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for promoting free enterprise because it has helped hundreds of millions of Americans develop a favorable approach of courageously competing. We want a system that rewards these positive attributes because they can help build a strong economy with resources to help more and more Americans. We have a...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise and work ethic

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for promoting freedom and capitalism because they have helped instill a productive work ethic in hundreds of millions of Americans. We want a system that features a productive work ethic because it takes extraordinary effort to build a strong economy and resources to help all Americans. A strong work...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, community and charity

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for free enterprise because it has promoted America’s commitment to community and charity. We want a system that emphasizes community and charity because these features of American society involve coming together, voluntarily, to help one another. We want a system that elevates beneficial, personal...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, honesty, and integrity

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa This letter addresses common ground all of us want in America. We want an economic system that rewards and encourages people who have a moral compass. We write to make a case that America’s already has that system. It’s free enterprise. Our system works because of voluntary interactions between people each day across the...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, education, and training

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write to make a case for promoting free enterprise because this part of American life has set the stage to educate and train hundreds of millions of Americans. We want a system that unifies educators, business, and the rest of us, by rewarding educational attainment and training with workplace opportunities. That system...

Rob and Lauren Hudson: Letter of Common Ground about free enterprise, freedom and hope

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We want an economic system that features hope because hope propels us forward and it leads to perseverance in difficult circumstances. We write to make a case for promoting freedom and capitalism because they have helped provide hope to hundreds of millions of Americans. In a free market system, productive effort usually leads...