The Self-Made Myth

Brian Miller and Mike Lapham argue that how we view the creation of wealth and individual success shapes our choices on taxes, regulation, public investments in schools and infrastructure, and CEO pay. Their book The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed investigates profiles business leaders who recognize the public investments and support that helped them succeed—including Warren Buffett, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s, and New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan.