Book: Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing

Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing

Chris Horst and Peter Greer

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research – 2014

In our efforts to reduce poverty and advance human flourishing, we are often quick to glorify the “noble nonprofit,” while viewing entrepreneurship and enterprise as amoral at best.
In Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, Chris Horst and Peter Greer of HOPE International argue that such a posture neglects the very engine of human flourishing—whatever their size or form, businesses play a central role in the war on poverty. With personal stories of everyday businesspeople, Greer and Horst assert the integral role of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in creating opportunities for individuals to experience what it means to be fully human. For when that happens, they argue, people and societies flourish.