Mises Review

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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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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The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, by Leonard Peikoff

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
Whatever the failings of this book, its author has a sense of humor. Peikoff writes of his unusual name for his main hypothesis,

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, by Robert H. Frant

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
A specter is haunting Robert Frank's latest book — the specter of libertarianism. For him, it is a doctrinaire view with little to recommend it; yet he again and again seems drawn both to try to refute it and to deflect it...

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Is the Market a Test of Truth and Beauty?: Essays in Political Economy, by Leland B. Yeager

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
Although Leland Yeager calls himself a fellow traveler of the Austrian School, rather than a full-fledged member of it — he is a fellow traveler of the Chicago School as well — no reader of his essays can fail to note one...

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Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, by Peter J. Boettke

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2012
This notable book collects twenty-two articles by Peter Boettke; eight of these have been written in collaboration with others, including Peter Leeson, Christopher Coyne, Steve Horwitz, David Prychitko, and Frederic Sautet.

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