Libertarianism Today (Google eBook)

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Jacob H. Huebert
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Political Science - 254 pages
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"Jacob Huebert draws on his mastery of libertarian philosophy, Austrian economics, and history to show that limited government and free markets are the only cures for the numerous problems facing our nation. Huebert also provides an excellent introduction to libertarian thought and a concise summary of the history of the libertarian movement. Anyone interested in learning more about the past, present, and future of the liberty movement can benefit from reading this book." --- Congressman Ron Paul

"Jacob Huebert is a scholar who can really write. If you want an unvarnished look at the libertarian movement, and care about the future of liberty, read this book." --- Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Americans are becoming ever more disillusioned with the two traditional political parties. Both seem to offer more of the same: more spending, more war, more bailouts for big businesses, more control over people's lives. That's why more people than ever are taking a look at libertarianism.

But what does that mean? Attorney and law professor Jacob H. Huebert explains all in Libertarianism Today, an engaging introduction to the libertarian movement's ideas and people.

The book starts with the basic libertarian idea that people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don't harm anyone else. Then Huebert examines what that means for a wide range of contemporary issues, including the economy, health care, guns, drugs, online file-sharing, and more.

Libertarianism Today also introduces the people who are advancing these ideas, from maverick Congressman Ron Paul to the Austrian economists who predicted the 2008 financial crisis to the lawyers who are fighting for freedom in the courts.

Read this book and see how, even as it's getting more mainstream attention than ever, today's libertarian movement has only become more starkly opposed to the Washington, DC, status quo---and see why more people than ever are considering this genuine alternative.
  

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User Review  - TJ Wisner - Goodreads

Great read! If you want to give a gift to your niece or nephew on their 21st birthday, this would be it. Very readable, it will give them a good primer to 'real' libertarianism to get them through their college years listening to anti-market prof's. Read full review

Contents

1 What Is Libertarianism?
1
2 Libertarians Are Not Conservatives or Liberals
21
3 The Fight for the Economy
45
4 The Fight for Marijuana and Other Drugs
67
5 The Fight for Health Freedom
93
6 The Fight for Educational Freedom
111
7 The Fight for Gun Rights
135
8 Fighting in the Courts
151
9 The Fight for Peace
175
10 The Fight against Intellectual Property
203
11 The Fight for Votes
221
Conclusion
239
Index
243
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About the author (2010)

Jacob H. Huebert is an award-winning attorney and adjunct professor of law at Ohio Northern University College of Law, Ada, OH. His writing appears frequently in newspapers across the country and in academic and professional journals. He holds a BA in economics from Grove City College and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and he is a former law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge. He is also an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, AL.