The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America
Everywhere in America, the forces of digitization, innovation, and personalization are expanding our options and bettering the way we live. Everywhere, that is, except in our politics. There we are held hostage to an eighteenth century system, dominated by two political parties whose ever-more-polarized rhetorical positions mask a mutual interest in maintaining a stranglehold on power.
The Declaration of Independents is a compelling and extremely entertaining manifesto on behalf of a system better suited to the future--one structured by the essential libertarian principles of free minds and free markets. Gillespie and Welch profile libertarian innovators, identify the villains propping up the ancien regime, and take aim at do-something government policies that hurt most of those they claim to protect. Their vision will resonate with a wide swath of frustrated citizens and young voters, born after the Cold War's end, to whom old tribal allegiances, prejudices, and hang-ups about everything from hearing a foreign language on the street to gay marriage to drug use simply do not make sense.
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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENTS: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with AmericaUser Review - Kirkus
A call to bring to government the same expansion of personal choice and freedom that has swept other areas of American life, through the application of libertarian principles.The past four decades ... Read full review
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