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“In a time when creativity and innovation, not manufacturing and industry, are creating real value, society must enable all citizens to lay claim to their ideas and benefit from them financially, argues this sprightly manifesto…. Though opportunism—that cagey ability to take advantage of a fortuitous constellation of time, place, and one’s own abilities—has a bad name, it's an essential tool for change, and our current economic climate has opened up opportunities that governments and individuals must investigate.” —Publishers Weekly

“Valuable considerations to tap the latent, community-wide benefits of a newly vitalized economic terrain . . .  [Biran] takes a look at capitalism and its legal/political underpinnings and finds it lacking: so many outmoded legal constraints, an economy that still touts the free-market panacea and a political system that fails at nearly every measure of social decency. . . Biran senses the possibilities—the opportunism, as it were—through the haze.” —Kirkus Reviews