I vote for Anarchy, State and Utopia.
"Man thinks not only for the sake of thinking, but also in order to act."-Ludwig von Mises
Anarchy, State and Utopia & The Virtue of Selfishness get my votes.
The state is not the enemy. The idea of the state is.
The Virtue of Selfishness
Tbh, I chose this one a friend of mine who is an Objectivist (I definitely am not) recommended it to me a few months back and I've been meaning to read it ever since. It deals with important issues such as how a libertarian should live and what his code of ethics should be. I have some fundamental disagreements with Rand that I would like to explore as I believe there are elements of Objectivism which are incompatible with a Praxeological approach to the social sciences. (Hopefully there are a few Randroids here to debate me :-)
As a bonus, it's not excessively long (138 pages) and it's available online for free.
(4) The Law
(2) Anarchy, Stateand Utopia
(1) Virtue of Selfishness
AdrianHealy, definitely want your participation but you've got to pick one or the other for this month. Other people who are just posting "this is my first choice, this is my second" I'm just tallying their first choice. Save your second choices for the second month. We've got nothin' but time folks.
(4) The Law - Frederich Bastiat
(0) Human Action - Ludwig von Mises
(0) Economics In One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt
(0) The State - Anthony De Jasay
(1) The Virtue of Selfishness - Ayn Rand
(0) How an Economy Grows & Why it Doesn't - Irwin A. Schiff
(2) Anarchy, State & Utopia - Robert Noznick
(0) Hamilton's Curse - Tom DiLorenzo
Dont know if I still have time, but one more vote for Anarchy, State and Utopia
Before I cast my vote I would like to make a suggestion. If Human action is chosen (which is unlikely) or a book of similar complexity and size, then that is something where instead of doing the whole book over a month, we instead do either a chapter or more.
With that said, I cast my two respective votes for...
The Law & Human Action.
(6) The Law - Frederich Bastiat
(3) Anarchy, State & Utopia - Robert Noznick
-Human Action seems to be the second pick of many, but for our purposes folks, I'm only tallying the first picks. I have a feeling September is going to be either the month of Human Action, or Anarchy State and Utopia. We'll see. Still a chance one of these could pull ahead. Remember: VOTING IS STILL GOING ON UNTIL 11:59PM OF FRIDAY, JULY 30TH.
Our first book of the book of the Month Club is "The Law" by Bastiat. Anyone who is reading or has read it feel free to post here!
Finished The Law weeks ago, just been too busy with school to bother with Internet forums. We probably shouldn't have restarted this the same month that school begins.