Libertarianism Today (Google eBook)
Jacob H. Huebert
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Political Science - 254 pages
"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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Review: Libertarianism TodayUser Review - Geir - Goodreads
Flawless on the theory of libertarianism! My only point of criticism is that the book is too focused on libertarianism in American context. The next revision or a spin-off book should stay more on the ... Read full review
2 Libertarians Are Not Conservatives or Liberals
3 The Fight for the Economy
4 The Fight for Marijuana and Other Drugs
5 The Fight for Health Freedom
6 The Fight for Educational Freedom
7 The Fight for Gun Rights
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