Those who suffer from poverty haven't gotten the memo-until now. For decades, John Hope Bryant has reached out to tens of thousands of the underserved in our free enterprise system through his nonprofit, Operation HOPE. Now, through The Memo, he's reaching out even further. While working with Operation HOPE, Bryant discovered that most problems that stem from racism are directly linked to economic slavery. The five rules he spells out here demonstrate how to escape that slavery by achieving economic power and liberation. By providing a simple path from financial literacy and mindset shifts to ownership, positive relationships, and a completely new attitude toward money, The Memo is a provocative exploration of the intersections of race and class that preaches that, in order to be free, one must be economically liberated.