Category Archives: Book Reviews

What Has Government Done to Our Money

What Has Government Done to Our Money is a 107-page book by Murray Rothbard.  It was originally written in 1963 but has since been updated. Rothbard begins the book by pointing out that monetary policy is often driven by day-to-day … Continue reading

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Libertarianism Today Review

Huebert’s Libertarianism Today has received high praise as an introductory taste of libertarianism at its consistent, radical best by both David Gordon and Walter Block.  This praise is deserved.  In a concise 11 chapters, and under 250 pages, Heubert manages to survey … Continue reading

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Democracy: The God that Failed Review

Hoppe’s Democracy: The God That Failed is a gut-check to all serious libertarian and Austrian thinkers.  The task of defending a position other than Hoppe’s regarding the role of the State in society is simply insurmountable in light of the … Continue reading

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Economics in One Lesson Review

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt ISBN 0-517-54823-2 As part of my preparation for undertaking this book review project, I have referenced many great thinkers’ lists of books they say have influenced them.  Most notably, I have consulted Tom … Continue reading

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For a New Liberty review, Part 3 (Ch. 10-15)

Ch. 10-12 The Public Sector Certain problems exist by nature of fallen men living in an inherently evil world.  Evil itself is one.  Government is one of man’s attempts at a solution to the problem of evil.  The organization of … Continue reading

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For a New Liberty review, Part 2 (Ch. 4-9)

Ch. 4 The Problems Rothbard’s list of the problems of society is a predictable list of almost every major area government is involved.  Highlights of his list include the nationalization of television and radio, and a critique of the military … Continue reading

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For a New Liberty review, Part 1 (Ch. 1-3)

Rothbard was at one time known as “The State’s Greatest Living Enemy.”  In his manifesto, “For a New Liberty,” he leaves no doubt as to why.  He exposes the State as coercive and inherently evil, yielding to it no legitimate … Continue reading

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