Most self-help books are based on the “I think I can, I think I can” secret to success. It is the same pitch used by carnival barkers hoping to entice us into paying to play their games of skill.

This little book is based on the idea that thinking you can is not always enough, that sometimes it is necessary to know things, things you or your team can use to make better personal, business, investment, and political decisions, things about the economy everyone, including economists, are getting wrong.

It is not for everyone, because not everyone cares who is and who is not telling the truth about the economy, and because the last thing many people want to think about is economics and the economy. 

It is for those who, like it or not, have to make business, investment, political, or personal decisions based on what they are being told about the economy by writers and talkers who may or may not know what they are writing and talking about and who may or may not be putting the wellbeing of their readers and listeners above their own. 

It is also for those who are tired of being scared by what they read and hear about the economy and would like to relax and do something more productive than worrying about the monster they are being told is hiding under the bed. 

Most of all, it is about how fantastic the world could be if we stopped letting economic fiction hold down the incomes, profits, health, wealth, wisdom, safety, security, and well-being of all but a very small group of people.