Bernard Arogyaswamy Offers Contrarian View on Entitlements

Share Article

New book dispels common misconceptions about entitlements.

News Image

In his new book titled “Entitlement Nation” (published by Xlibris), Bernard Arogyaswamy talks about entitlements going beyond the pejorative sense in which the term is commonly used. The management, innovation and business expert demonstrates the positive role programs directed toward helping the less fortunate play in a country’s wellbeing.

“Entitlement Nation” argues that many of today’s problems such as slow economic growth, a shrinking middle class, growing inequalities, and a growing indifference to science, may in part be attributed to what the author calls an “entitlement mentality,” which cuts across all segments of our society. Arogyaswamy also corrects the common misconception that “entitlement” programs are only for the poor. The book points out that there are various types of entitlements and many of them are more damaging and corrosive than the ones that are supposed to be directed to those left behind in an increasingly austere, plutocratic world.

“Taking a broader, more unconventional view of the term, I found that the entitlements of the wealthy, aided by a powerful and venal political class, far outweigh the spending on the poor,” the author says. “Driven by a desire to keep the wealthy in good humor and an obsession with American exceptionalism, we ignore the findings of science, and adopt an aggressive posture economically and militarily toward the rest of the world. We have, in fact, become an Entitlement Nation.”

“Entitlement Nation”
By Bernard Arogyaswamy
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781503565333
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781503565319
E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781503565326
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bernard Arogyaswamy is a professor of management, global business, and innovation. As a first-generation immigrant, he has benefited greatly from the country's meritocratic higher education system. After completing a doctorate in business administration, Arogyaswamy has taught at a Jesuit institution for over twenty-five years. During the past three decades, he has written extensively on topics as varied as culture, innovation policy, and social entrepreneurship. He has also written two books. Though a firm believer in American economic, political, and social institutions, he is concerned over the divisiveness that has gripped our society, partly rooted in the belief that some individuals and groups are gaming the system by being perennial freeloaders. He concedes that such opportunistic manipulation is indeed occurring but that it has spread to all segments of society in matters as diverse as immigration, globalization, taxation, business, religion, and science.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 888-795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website