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.
The tragedy of human liberty is that the idea has to keep being discovered generation after generation. It existed in nascent form in the ancient world and then went away. It came back again in the late middle ages, and culminated in the 18th and 19th centuries. Then it went away again. What about the 21st century? The prospects seem good. Even great!Libertarianism Today examines the core ideas behind what’s called libertarianism — a political outlook that is neither left nor right but rather takes a consistent stand for the liberty of all people in every area of life.The author is Jacob Huebert, and his presentation navigates difficult terrain. He covers economics, culture, society, foreign policy, trade, and even the intricacies of intellectual property law. He does it with grace and intelligence, never shouting at the reader but rather walking the reader through the logic case by case.The result is the most an engaging introduction to the libertarian movement’s ideas and people in the current generation. 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 the book 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 idea. Read this book and see how, even as it’s getting more mainstream attention than ever, today’s libertarian world has only become more starkly opposed to the Washington DC status quo – and see why more people than ever are considering this genuine alternative.
This edition is the first and only audio book of this fantastic work, one that is not likely to be outdone for many years.
|Author: Jacob H. Huebert|
|Format Available: Audiobook|
|Publisher: Laissez Faire Books|
|Publish Date: 2013|
|Item Number: 401SA1201|