After writing over 500 patents and providing legal advice for American entrepreneurs since 1986, author Rick Martin set out to write No Money: The Surviving Middle-Class American, a cartoon-illustrated collection of essays outlining the death of America’s middle class. The small business start-ups that he assisted are heralded as “the heart of America—providing over half its jobs.” Today, with home equities gone and credit tight, Martin feels America’s small business and the entire middle class are on the endangered species list.
Martin has read literature from leading left-leaning and right-leaning economists, and one common theme evolved—America’s decline started when the first Toyota arrived without a balance of trade agreement with the Pacific Rim countries. This work explores the many reasons and ways in which the middle class is suffering and suggests ways that the American people can save themselves.
No Money: The Surviving Middle-Class American attempts to encourage America’s traumatized middle class to do something, anything, to revitalize itself before it is too late.