Mises Review

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan

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

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

JournalsOctober 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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Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, by Gerard Casey

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

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

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

JournalsJuly 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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Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

JournalsJuly 1, 2012
Thomas DiLorenzo is probably best known to the public for his revisionist studies of Lincoln, but he has a wide range of economic and historical interests.

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

JournalsJuly 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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The Harm in Hate Speech, by Jeremy Waldron

JournalsJuly 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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