This week FEE sat down with Carol Roth, an American entrepreneur, TV personality, radio host, investor, and bestselling author.
Roth's latest book, The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America, examines the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, which triggered the sharpest economic collapse in American history.
In a wide-ranging interview, we talked about the winners and losers in the 2020 pandemic, lockdowns, and how the American Dream can be saved.*
First, what made you decide to write this book? What led you to realize that this book was needed?
ROTH: I'd written a book ten years ago called The Entrepreneur Equation. It was about all of the risks you take on as a small business owner and how difficult it is to be a small business owner. So I was highly aware of the plight of the small business owner. Little did I realize that the government shutting them down and taking away their business by mandate while leaving their big competitors open was actually their number one risk.