by Chuck Donovan
Many people seem confused about American principles as well as the ideology of the Libertarian minded American. I believe the problem comes down to what kind of information people have been exposed to. The United States education and information system seems to have only one lesson in mind, that every time there has ever been a problem the government has arrived and saved the day. Libertarians disagree with this position in the strongest terms.
The below links and books will expose you to ideas contrary to current mainstream thought in America. A different approach is most definitely needed. We cannot continue with the status quo. If we continue to vote the same way, we will continue to achieve the same bad results.
This is a list of what I consider the most influential political and economic information on the web. The first three links will take you a total of about 15 minutes. The fourth is about 80 pages of reading. All sites are free and devoid of spam.
If you read only one book on economics, that book should be “What Has Government Done To Our Money?” by Murray N. Rothbard. Links to free text and audio copies of the book are below.
Yours in liberty,
The mission is liberty.
The vision is now.
The Road to Serfdom (in pictures), by F. A. Hayek (Winner of the 1st Nobel Prize for Economics)
Illustrated short version: http://mises.org/books/TRTS/
Full text: http://www.mises.ch/library/BlockonHayek_Road_to_Serfdom.pdf
Short intro to Hayek and the book: http://mises.org/resources/2402
I, Pencil, by Leonard Reed
Full Text: http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl.html
Audio: http://mises.org/media/3078/I-Pencil Illustrated Version: http://blog.mises.org/14201/i-pencil-illustrated/
Not Yours to Give, by Congressman Davy Crockett
Pdf Text Download: http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/Not Yours to Give.pdf Audio: http://mises.org/media/3199
The Law, by Frederick Bastiat (80 pages. First two chapters are the most important)
Full Text: http://www.fee.org/doc/the-law-2/
The most important speech I ever heard: “The Misesian Vision”, by Lew Rockwell
Full Text: http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/misesian-vision139.html
“What Has Government Done To Our Money?” by Murray N. Rothbard
Full Text: http://mises.org/Money.asp
What is Seen and What is Unseen, (The allegory of the Broken Glass), By Frédéric Bastiat
Full Text: http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss1.html
Current example: http://bit.ly/vTt9eX
The single most important book for new Libertarians: “For a New Liberty”, by Murray Rothbard:
Full Text: http://mises.org/rothbard/newlibertywhole.asp
Economics in One Lesson
Full Text: http://www.fee.org/doc/economics_in_one_lesson/
Abridged Audio: http://bit.ly/nLBt1n
Short description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_in_One_Lesson
Healing Our World, by Dr. Mary Ruwart, A friendly book for people interested in Libertarianism. Women seem to be very open to this book
Full Text: http://freekeene.com/files/Healing_Our_World.pdf
Advanced Libertarian Economics: Human Action, by Ludwig Von Mises (About 1000 pages)
Full Text AND Audio: http://mises.org/resources/3250
Other liberty minded authors to look up:
William Graham Sumner