Opportunity Knocks by Tim Scott audiobook

Opportunity Knocks: The Story of How Hope and Opportunity Can Change Everything

By Tim Scott

Center Street 9781546059134

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 04/14/2020

    ISBN: 9781549157219

  • Available on 04/14/2020

    ISBN: 9781549157196

Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a car wreck. But thanks to his mother and a few mentors along the way, he learned that "failure isn't failure unless you quit." He also learned that it's hard work and perseverance, not a government handout, that will get you ahead in life.


Today, Senator Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate, and he believes that investment and commerce are the best ways to rebuild our most impoverished communities. This is the idea behind his signature piece of legislation, the "opportunity zones" program, which President Trump has strongly endorsed. The program provides tax incentives for businesses that invest in low-income urban areas, seeking to replace things like welfare and government assistance.


In Opportunity Knocks, Senator Scott will tell his life story with a focus on adversity and opportunity. He will teach readers about the principles of hard work and hope while addressing the dangers of veering too far toward socialist policies. The book will also not shy away from discussions of racism and racial inequality in the United States, and will recount some of Senator Scott's own brushes with racism as well as the many discussions he's had with people who want to help, including President Trump.


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Author Bio: Tim Scott

Author Bio: Tim Scott

Tim Scott graduated from Cambridge University, England, and decided to use his hard fought education to work a plasterer, decorator, and delivery driver. His writing career began with a training video which warned office staff that falling over could be dangerous. He then went on to write and appear on BBC Radio 4 in around fifty comedy shows—and finally ended up being given his own late night comedy television series on network ITV. Scott has written a large number of children’s books, as well as works of fiction, including Outrageous Fortune.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English