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The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance [Hardcover]

Calvin Helin , Bill Helin
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Nov. 16 2010
This book offers effective strategies to help erase poverty. It advocates self-reliance, policy reform and cultural awareness. Accountability is required from all; the middle class, the trust fund babies and the underprivileged who see themselves as perpetual victims and have fallen into the entitlement trap. True Blue-prints are offered to rescue people from an economical slump and help them improve their life, and re-obtain a sense of self-worth.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Ellen
The Economy of Dependency Trap

Reviewed by Fran Lewis

Should everyone work? Should everyone that is able bodied and capable become part of the work force or should they be able to work the system, skirt around the issues and become part of the large group of Americans that indulge themselves in what some might dub: Government Handouts or Welfare rather than getting a job? The author of this book brings to light what is happening and will happen to our economic structure, stability and economy if we allow more people to become economically depended and trapped in their own fiscal crisis. Enabling our young and allowing them to have everything by overindulging them creates a dependency that will filter throughout their lives and down to their offspring as well. Many feel that our government should provide programs for the poor to make them feel important, allow them to have some type of social structure and keep them economically dependent rather than self-reliant. The author gives many examples of different countries, nationalities and people throughout the world who believe in government programs such as welfare, aid and much more without giving any thought to what might or has been happening to the structure of our overall economy and where this money will come from or continue to be generated.

Can reading one book help you understand how to eliminate poverty? Self-reliance, policy reforms and more making our society accountable are just some of the interesting strategies related by author Calvin Helin in the Economic Dependency Trap. How many parents create trust funds, overindulge their children, leave them tons of money after they are gone, hoping to make them more self-sufficient and able to stand on their own two feet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift Jan. 27 2014
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Bought this for my Uncle and my husband they seriously loved it! I would recommend to anyone looking for a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Calvin Helin's THE ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY TRAP Feb. 26 2011
By Cyrus Webb - Published on Amazon.com
We all need someone in our lives that will tell us the truth, especially when they see us headed for danger. Calvin Helin is that person for anyone who is not where they want to be in life and want to make changes.

Through the book THE ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY TRAP, Helin shows us how easy it is for us to dig ourselves into a economic mess and what it takes to not only get out of the trap but make positive strides moving forward.

I enjoyed the way the author took his time to highlight that not all bad situations are self-inflicted, but that doesn't mean that you can't be a part of your own positive change. He knows better than some what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication. That is why what he says, in my opinion, carries so much weight.

Both informative and inspiring, this is a book that has the possibility to change your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could the aid that America offers instill dependency in millions? Feb. 10 2011
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Could the aid that America offers instill dependency in millions? "The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance" is an argument from Calvin Helin, stating that the welfare programs that America offers heavily leads Americans into a false sense of entitlement and leads them unable to push themselves further and above the limits they put on themselves. Using his own success of coming from nothing to become something, he comes with a very free-market driven argument. "The Economic Dependency Trap" is worth considering for those who want more insight on what may be keeping Americans down.
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