Mises Review

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope, by John A. Allison

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
This book contains the oddest sentence I have ever read about the current financial crisis, or for that matter about any financial crisis.

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How Much Is Enough? Money and the Good Life, by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
Robert Skidelsky is best known for his three-volume biography of Lord Keynes, and his son Edward is a philosopher who has written an excellent book on Ernst Cassirer.

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Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
Jason Brennan, an outstanding libertarian political philosopher who teaches at Georgetown University, has written Libertarianism as an introductory guide, and much of the material in it will be familiar to readers of

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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy, by Nicholas Wolterstorff

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
Most contemporary political philosophers, unfortunately, are not libertarians. Nicholas Wolterstorff, best known as a founder of "reformed epistemology" but a philosopher of extraordinary range, is no libertarian either — far from it...

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Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, by Gerard Casey

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
Libertarian Anarchy would have delighted Murray Rothbard. In this book, a distinguished Irish philosopher defends forcefully and eloquently Rothbardian anarchism.

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, by Laurence M. Vance

Institute PublicationsOctober 1, 2012
The efforts, spurred by Mayor Bloomberg, to ban large cans of drinks deemed too sugary have been much in the news lately; and a peculiar point in the mayor's defense of this measure is highly relevant to Laurence Vance's excellent book...

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Universally Preferable Behavior: A Rational Proof for Secular Ethics, by Stephan Molyneux

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
Stefan Molyneux is a popular libertarian broadcaster who has in recent years acquired a considerable following. In Universally Preferable Behavior , he takes on an ambitious task.

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Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics, by Kenneth B. McIntyre

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
Kenneth McIntyre has given us a deeply thoughtful and erudite account of one of the greatest 20th-century historians, Hebert Butterfield. I should like to concentrate on an aspect of Butterfield's thought likely to be of...

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The Harm in Hate Speech, by Jeremy Waldron

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
In many countries, though not in the United States, laws prohibit "hate speech." Those who, in Jeremy Waldron's opinion, uncritically elevate the benefits of free speech over competing values oppose hate-speech laws...

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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly Wrong, by Thomas Nagel

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
To review Thomas Nagel's new book for the Mises Daily seems at first sight a misplaced endeavor. The book has nothing to say about libertarianism or Austrian economics;...

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