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Brendan O'Neill: The Terrifying Reality of Social Media Censorship

Episode 304 Scott Adams: The Psychic News Network

Nov 16, 2018 / Coffee With Scott Adams

Episode 304 Scott Adams: The Psychic News Network

🔴 Smart Money is Buying Gold and Silver Right Now

Episode 303 Scott Adams: Talking About Robots and AI Because it Must be 4:20 Somewhere

Ask Me Anything LIVE: Patreon Member Exclusive Questions

The Establishment Is Ignorant: Nullification Edition

Fireside Chat Ep. 58 - Parents Can't Articulate Their Values

Victoria's Secret: NO Trans Models!

Nov 15, 2018 / Roaming Millennial

Victoria's Secret: NO Trans Models!

"YOUR WELCOME" Ep. 025 - On the Leash - Justin Silver

Episode 302 Scott Adams: Bipartisanship Blooming, Facebook, Monkey Attacks, Much More

Pulse: Teachers Are Indoctrinating Your Kids

Pulse: The Left Vs. The Facts on Guns and the NRA PragerU

Pulse: Gun Ownership

Nov 14, 2018 / Prager U

Pulse: Gun Ownership

🔴 Ep. 413: Investors Oblivious as Multiple Bubbles Pop

How Northerners Used States' Rights to Fight Slavery

"Does the Jordan Peterson Story Have a Happy Ending?“

Episode 301 Scott Adams: FOXNews Supporting CNN on Acosta Lawsuit is Brilliant

Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin LIVE IN NORWAY

Episode 300 Scott Adams: Why You Shouldn’t Piss Off The First Lady and Anti-Pelosi Democrats

Buy Gold and Silver Now Peter Schiff's Market Forecast

Unhinged Protesters Try to Shut Down Ben Shapiro at Ohio State

Scott Horton on Scott Horton: The Making of a Libertarian Foreign Policy Expert

Episode 299 Scott Adams Something Big Might be Happening in the Middle East

Stefan Molyneux Talks Fake News - "Hoaxed" Movie with Brian Engelman @ Politicon 2018

Prof. Boghossian Responds to Hit piece from Professors at Portland State University

Episode 385 - Veterans Day With Scott Horton

Episode 298 Scott Adams: CNN Teaming up With White Supremacists, Anti-Science Democrats, Macron

The Housing Bubble Documentary: Introduction at Mises U by Jimmy Morrison

🔴 Ep. 412: Share Buyback Chickens Coming Home to Roost

DEBATE: Should Israel Give Up Territory?

Nov 12, 2018 / The Tom Woods Show

DEBATE: Should Israel Give Up Territory?

Episode 297 Scott Adams: The 2020 Competition, North Korea, Lawyers Against Trump

Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life

Los Angeles trip and Joe Rogan recap

Nov 11, 2018 / Michael Malice

Los Angeles trip and Joe Rogan recap

Don Lavoie: The original goal of marxism

Nov 11, 2018 / Philosophyinsights

Don Lavoie: The original goal of marxism

Episode 295 Scott Adams: The Smokey View From My Side

Nov 11, 2018 / Coffee With Scott Adams

Episode 295 Scott Adams: The Smokey View From My Side

Episode 296 Scott Adams: Wildfires, The Tucker Test, Forgotten Black Voters, More

Episode 294 Scott Adams Enemy of the People, Wildfires, Tweets, and Whitaker

The Brave Confessions of an Ex-Feminist! - Freedomain Radio Call In

Show #384 - Midterm Elections Recap

Should the Right Embrace Identity Politics? | #BLEXT & #Walkaway

🔴 Ep. 411: Rising Prices Reflect Inflation Not Growth

The End of World War I: A Look Back 100 Years Later

Open Source is Free Speech! A Conversation with Bill Ottman, CEO of minds.com

Episode 293 Scott Adams: Antifa Terrorists, Caravan, Guns, Healthcare, Mueller

Trump, the Democrats, the Midterms, and the Future

Fireside Chat Ep. 57 - What's Good About Nationalism?

DO NOT ATTACK WOMEN IN VIDEO GAMES | Red Dead Redemption 2

Episode 292 Scott Adams: The National Temperature, Jim Acostya, RBG, the Shooting

"YOUR WELCOME" Ep. 024 - On Communism - Marion Smith

The John Birch Society: A Conversation With Its President Emeritus

🔴 Ep. 410: Divided Government Will Produce Larger Deficits

Can Students Name One Good Thing Trump Has Done?

The Democrats: Apology and Promise (v1.2)

MORE Non-Citizens Voting in TX? "We don't check" For Citizenship

Dave Rubin In England: Election Results and AMA

Episode 291 Scott Adams: Why You Can’t Tell Good News From Bad

Election night marathon stream!

Nov 6, 2018 / Michael Malice

Election night marathon stream!

Episode 290 Scott Adams: Watching CNN Discover the Worst Case Scenario Develop

Georgia Electioneering: "Democrats has a better platform" Says Elections Off. in Undercover Video

Episode 289 Scott Adams: Checking in With You on the Vote Count

Woods's Greatest Hits

Nov 6, 2018 / The Tom Woods Show

Woods's Greatest Hits

Non-Citizens Voting in Texas? "We got TONS of them" Says Election Official on Undercover Video

Midterm elections

Nov 6, 2018 / Dave Smith

Midterm elections

The Democrats: Apology and Promise

Nov 6, 2018 / Jordan Peterson

The Democrats: Apology and Promise

Episode 288 Scott Adams: Elections, Alien Probes, Racist Ads

Stephen Bannon Talks 2018 Midterm Elections, Trump at War, and More with Fleccas

Private Law and Defense Are No Problem, or The Shortcomings of Public Goods Theory

The Truth About the 2018 Midterm Elections!

Peter Schiff Interviews Roy Sebag Founder of Mene 24 Karat Jewelry

Dave Rubin In Sweden: Election Preview and AMA

Episode 287 Scott Adams: What the NYT Got Wrong About #JobsNotMobs, Polls, Midterms

🔴 Ep. 409: Vote Against Socialism and Identity Politics

Hamilton: The Man Who Invented America

"Essential Philosophy" - By Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain Radio

Patrick Henry Descendant Starts Selling at Age 8, Works Online for 19 Years

Episode 286 Scott Adams: Framing the Political Divide

Bohemian Rhapsody: Freedomain Movie Review

Show #382 - Gene Epstein: Capitalism VS. Socialism

Episode 285 Scott Adams: Flag Persuasion and How to do it Right. Starts at Midnight

Episode 284 Scott Adams: How the Country is Divided by its Common Hatred of Hitler, Punchy Baldwin

Myths and Truths of U.S. Monetary History: Plus, Funny Footage from the Contra Cruise

Essential Philosophy - Livestream Book Launch!

🔴 Ep. 408: Jobs Are Another Bubble About to Pop

Freedomain Call In: Patient Abuse of Health Care!

Dr. Yoram Hazony: Globalism – The New World Order

Major Discovery: Previously Lost Works by Lysander Spooner

Episode 283 Scott Adams: The Dumbest Voters in the Midterm Elections

Parkland Survivor On Why We Still Need Gun Rights (Kyle Kashuv Full Interview)

Dennis Prager at CSU: Why America Needs Traditions Value to Thrive

Gab Censored: Did the Free Market Fail Free Speech?

Episode 282 Scott Adams: Roger Stone, the “Racist” Ad, Birth Right Executive Orders, Midterms

Fireside Chat Ep. 56 - I'm Lying or the Left is Lying

Birthright Citizenship: What the Constitution and Common Sense Say

Milton Friedman: Explaining the Tides of Socialist Ideas

Jair Bolsonaro Wins!

Nov 1, 2018 / Stefan Molyneux

Jair Bolsonaro Wins!

Episode 281 Scott Adams: Kanye, Jon Stewart, Trump’s Latest Ad and the Coming Insanity

What REAL Racism Looks Like and My Hunt with Congressman Steve King

"YOUR WELCOME" Ep. 023 - On History - Arthur Herman

Parkland Survivor on the NRA, and New Conservatism (Kyle Kashuv Pt. 2)

Fleccas Talks Halloween Live Stream ft. Will Witt!

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The two paragraphs the so-called legal experts are keeping from you

If Trump Is ‘Racist,’ He Needs to Go Back to Racism School

Believe All Women, The Michael Avenatti Edition

We found two sentences you wrote. So we'll destroy you.

PODCAST: Ep. 164 Krugman: Backward Hicks Keep Thwarting My Candidates

We Have an Identity Problem

Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Economic Slumps?

The Case Against Pharma Patent Monopolies

On Veterans’ Day, Remember the Lies That Filled Military Cemeteries

The Morning of November 11, 1918

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

America's $21.7 Trillion National Debt Is Becoming a “Threat to Society," National Security Adviser Says

Why Teen Suicide Is Lower in States That Have More School Choice

The Attention Whore

Our low-IQ elites strike again: our acting Atty Gen supports nullification!

Who You Gonna Call, Vote Busters!

Ocasio-Cortez can take your stuff because of the social contract

Ocasio-Cortez and the Chocolate Factory

President Trump’s Iran Policy – Is It ‘Normal’?

What's worse than antiwar propaganda on Veterans Day?

Stop The Steal In Florida

Russia Hosts Taliban And Afghan Officials For Peace Talks; U.S. Diplomat In Attendance

Meet China's Disturbingly Real AI News Anchor

Trump: "What A Stupid Question That Is. You Ask A Lot Of Stupid Questions"

Can Brazil's Bolsonaro Replicate the Chilean Miracle?

In the Fight against Climate Change, Free Markets Are Our Biggest Ally

Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime

New Career Choices For Jeff Sessions

I'm not sorry for being normal

The five features of the left's fact-free universe

Midterms: Republicans Had a Great Story to Tell – and It Staved Off Disaster

How to stifle innovation

White House Pulls CNN's Jim Acosta's Media Credentials

Here's what the Libertarian Party needs to hear

On Voting

Skin in the Game

Cannabis Victories!

How So Many Bad Ideas Manage to Win on Election Day

D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to Let Children Play Together

What CNN Gets Wrong in Its Coverage of Seattle's New Minimum Wage Law

The Demise Of Bubble Finance And The Folly Of Trump-O-Nomics, Part 2

"You Are A Rude, Terrible Person": Trump Unloads On CNN's Jim Acosta During Tense Press Briefing

Kass: A Divided Nation We Stand

The Balance of Power 2018

The civil war rages on

Election 2018 What’s At Stake Tina Toon #8

William Nordhaus versus the United Nations on Climate Change Economics

Don’t join this year’s Women’s March unless you’re good with anti-Semitism

Election Cartoon, How NOT To Vote

Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

Nassim Taleb Explains How The Global Economy Is More Fragile Today Than In 2007

The Gulag Archipelago: A New Foreword by Jordan B. Peterson

Democratic-Controlled House

What Is Classical Liberalism?

Modern Myths of Keynesian Economics

The Libertarian Face of New Media

Burning Man and Green Homes: When Collectivist Dreams Collide With Reality

Why the Hammer and Sickle Should Be Treated Like the Swastika

Stimulus Spending Actually Slows Economic Growth, the Evidence Shows

The Danger in Media Telling Only Half the Story on Political Violence

Red Wave- Michigan John James Needs Your Support

Get this: left-liberals have a theory about why they dominate

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre: Obama Slams ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ — Did He Mean Trump’s, or His Own?

The Democrat Plantation Then and Now

Trick or Treason, Halloween Cartoon

Your secret fear of debating these topics

The Democrats’ Midterms of Horror Tina Toon

I'm not starting a fight here. I'm finishing one.

Michigan’s Great Race, John James vs. Stabenow

Trump Is Right, the Fed Is Crazy

"Screw Your Optics, I'm Going In" - Did Trump-Hating Gunman Warn Social Media Ahead Of Pittsburgh Attack?

PODCAST: Ep. 162 LIVE FROM THE CONTRA CRUISE: Hard Questions for Libertarians

Van Jones: Trump Isn’t Responsible for Bombs, Everyone Has to Be Rhetorically Responsible

NBC News Sat On Information That Would Have Discredited Kavanaugh Accusers

Ryan McMaken: Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

How Economists Trap Their Minds in Models

Is the Fed's Leading Dove Aiming to Replace Jay Powell?

5 Myths about Income Inequality Debunked

Income Inequality Is a Natural and Desirable Feature of Labor Markets

Price Gouging During a Natural Disaster

Hoaxed Movie Debuts to Critical Acclaim in Hollywood

Bond Bear Short Squeeze Accelerates As Traders Dump Inflation Bets

As Credit Markets Crack, Gundlach Tells Investors To Get Out Of Corporate Bonds... Now

The Inevitable Failure of Public Pensions

Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

When Will Politicians Admit Social Security Is on a Collision Course with Math?

How to Stop Being a Non-Player Character (NPC) in Your Own Life

How the Power of Ideas Is Liberating Minds in Brazil

Expect a "Lost Decade", Stock Market Rout "Only Just a Start"

The ‘Voter ID Is Racist’ Con

Raising a False Flag

Episode 272 Scott Adams: Talking About Bombs

Statistical Analysis Isn't Enough to Understand Human Action

Few Dare Call it Socialism: Social Security and Medicare

More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes

How Roman Historians Explained the Fall of Rome

Central America's Migrant Caravan and the Notion of Population Control

Episode 271 Scott Adams: Saudi Alibis, Soros, Caravans, #FentanylChina, Fake News

D-Day Invasion

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Hoaxed
Hoaxedby Mike CernovichBuy It
Also a major motion picture, Hoaxed explores how misinformation spreads online in conversations with several high profile guests and celebrities. Hoaxed is a collection of original essays - some snarky, some serious, and some gossipy - by Cernovich. Also included are long form interviews with high profile media figures.
Contra Krugman
Contra Krugmanby Bob MurphyBuy It
With a foreword by Ron Paul

This book is a relentless assault on the ideas of Krugman and on the Keynesian economics that would have the government direct the economy in order to maximize prosperity and prevent recessions.

In fact, the more they try to manage the economy the worse they make it - as during the housing bubble years when the Fed and the federal government colluded to gin up the housing market in order to keep the economy robust after 9/11. Oops.
Unfortunately for Krugman and his followers, Krugman is able to declare victory for Keynesianism only by citing highly selective data, by ignoring or misrepresenting his own predictions, or by misstating the views of his opponents. Krugman even claims to have predicted the housing bubble - after having called for the very policies that created it.
Economist Robert Murphy (PhD, NYU) has an uncanny ability to recall Krugman's columns and interviews and puts his command of this material to devastating use in this book. As Murphy shows, in no way can it be said that Keynesian analysis has won the day. To the contrary, the Austrian School - which has been critical of government intervention, particularly central banking - has been vindicated in episode after episode.
Topics include:
  • The Great Depression 
  • Obamacare
  • Krugman's predictions
  • Monetary policy
  • Climate change
  • Financial "reform"
  • Employment and wages
  • The minimum wage
  • Business cycles 
  • Stimulus
Listen to this book, and never lose a debate again.
Discrimination and Disparities
Discrimination and Disparitiesby Thomas Sowell Buy It
Discrimination and Disparities clearly explains why disparate outcomes are not always explained by discrimination.  This book should be required reading for voters and politicians.
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matterby Scott AdamsBuy It
Win Bigly is not just a book detailing how Scott Adams was able to predict Donald Trump's Presidential victory.  This is a book about the science and skill of persuasion.  

Informative, enjoyable, and thought provoking, Win Bigly is an essential work for today's readers and thinkers.
Universally Preferable Behavior
Universally Preferable Behaviorby Stefan MolyneuxBuy It
It is impossible to understate the importance of Stefan Molyneux's Universally Preferable Behavior.  Read it for free at  https://freedomainradio.com/free/
Melt Down
Melt Downby Tom WoodsBuy It
The excellently written Meltdown is the best introduction to Austrian Business Cycle theory and boom bust cycles from The Great Depression to the financial crash of 2008.  Reading Tom Woods is essential.


The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels
The Moral Case For Fossil Fuelsby Alex EpsteinBuy It
The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels provides need-to-know context for understanding issues related to energy and environmental concerns.  This book is intellectually stimulating and enjoyably readable!
Fooled By Randomness
Fooled By Randomnessby Nassim Nicholas TalebBuy It
If you are not reading Nassim Taleb, you are living under a rock.   This book improves your thinking and includes unique insights on Austrian Economics, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman.  
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaosby Jordan B. PetersonBuy It
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. 
     What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake Newsby James O'KeefeBuy It

The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O’Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. Their investigative work–equal parts James Bond, Mike Wallace, and Saul Alinsky―has had a consistent and powerful impact on its targets.

In American Pravda, the reader is invited to go undercover with these intrepid journalists as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, the book also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed.

The book not only contests the false narratives frequently put forth by corporate media, it documents the consequences of telling the truth in a world that does not necessarily want to hear it. O’Keefe’s enemies attack with lawsuits, smear campaigns, political prosecutions, and false charges in an effort to shut down Project Veritas. For O’Keefe, every one of these attacks is a sign of success.

American Pravda puts the myths and misconceptions surrounding O’Keefe’s activities to rest and will make you rethink every word you hear and read in the so-called mainstream press.

The Economics and Ethics of Private Property
The Economics and Ethics of Private Propertyby Hans Herman HoppeBuy It
"Do not steal" is an excellent principle of ethics; it is also the first principle of sound economic systems. In our time, no one has done more than Hans-Hermann Hoppe to elaborate on the sociological implications of this truth. And this is his great work on the topic.
The Art Of The Argument
The Art Of The Argumentby Stefan MolynuexBuy It
'The Art of the Argument' shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, 'The Art of the Argument' smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it. Civilization is defined by our willingness and ability to use words instead of fists – in the absence of reason, violence rules. ‘The Art of the Argument’ gives you the intellectual ammunition – in one concentrated, entertaining and powerful package – to engage in truly productive, civilization-saving debates. Armed with this book, you will be empowered to speak truth to power, illuminate ignorance, shatter delusions and expose the dangerous sophists within your own life, and around the world.
Race and Economics
Race and Economicsby Walter WilliamsBuy It
Walter E. Williams is one of the sharpest economic minds of his generation and this book is a must read for anyone interested in having an honest conversation about race.
The Road To Serfdom
The Road To Serfdomby FA HayekBuy It
An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program—The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945,Reader’s Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century.
Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il
Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Ilby Michael MaliceBuy It
No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. Now, celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality." Taken directly from books spirited out of Pyongyang, DEAR READER is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology. 

From his miraculous rainbow-filled birth during the fiery conflict of World War II, Kim Jong Il watched as his beloved Korea finally earned its freedom from the cursed Japanese. Mere years later, the wicked US imperialists took their chance at conquering the liberated nation—with devastating results. But that's only the beginning of the Dear Leader's story.

The Rational Optimist
The Rational Optimistby Matt Ridley Buy It

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times


In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will inevitably increase human prosperity. Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.

I, Pencil
I, Pencilby Leonard E. ReadBuy It
The classic, short essay by Leonard E. Read remains one of the best introductions to the unseen complexity of the free market system.  Read it for FREE at econlib.org
The Evolution of Everything
The Evolution of Everythingby Matt Ridley Buy It

Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next, and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection. Much of the human world is the result of human action but not of human design: it emerges from the interactions of millions, not from the plans of a few.


Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. The Industrial Revolution, cell phones, the rise of Asia, and the Internet were never planned; they happened. Languages emerged and evolved by a form of natural selection, as did common law. Torture, racism, slavery, and pedophilia—all once widely regarded as acceptable—are now seen as immoral despite the 

Understanding Bitcoin
Understanding Bitcoinby Robert P. Murphy & Silas BartaBuy It
This free e-book from economist Bob Murphy and coauthor Silas Barta is an excellent introduction to the technical and economic aspects of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Who Stole Feminism?
Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff SommersBuy It
Philosophy professor Christina Sommers has exposed a disturbing development: how a group of zealots, claiming to speak for all women, are promoting a dangerous new agenda that threatens our most cherished ideals and sets women against men in all spheres of life. In case after case, Sommers shows how these extremists have propped up their arguments with highly questionable but well-funded research, presenting inflammatory and often inaccurate information and stifling any semblance of free and open scrutiny. Trumpeted as orthodoxy, the resulting "findings" on everything from rape to domestic abuse to economic bias to the supposed crisis in girls' self-esteem perpetuate a view of women as victims of the "patriarchy". Moreover, these arguments and the supposed facts on which they are based have had enormous influence beyond the academy, where they have shaken the foundations of our educational, scientific, and legal institutions and have fostered resentment and alienation in our private lives. Despite its current dominance, Sommers maintains, such a breed of feminism is at odds with the real aspirations and values of most American women and undermines the cause of true equality. Who Stole Feminism? is a call to arms that will enrage or inspire, but cannot be ignored.
The Primal Prescription
The Primal Prescriptionby Doug McGuff & Robert MurphyBuy It

It’s no secret that the U.S. health care system is in a state of disrepair, but the rabbit hole goes deeper than even the staunchest critics may realize. In Primal Prescription, authors Doug McGuff, MD and Robert P. Murphy, PhD, combine their expertise in economics and medicine to offer a shocking, disturbing, and ultimately enlightening view into America’s health care system. You’ll discover the real history of what went wrong with U.S. health care and insurance, and why current efforts to clean up the mess are only making things worse.


But far from leaving you feeling helpless at the dismal―and sometimes deadly―state of affairs,Primal Prescription equips you with both the knowledge to understand the health care conundrum and the tools for navigating your way out of it. McGuff and Murphy offer an evidence-based “game plan” for taking control of your own medical care, protecting yourself and your loved ones regardless of what the future holds for the rest of the nation.

Whether you’re currently tangled in America’s broken health care system or simply trying to avoid its clutches, Primal Prescription is a must-have resource for taking your health into your own hands.


(Doug McGuff, MD, and Robert Murphy, Ph.D)
The Black Swan
The Black Swanby Nassim Nicholas Taleb Buy It
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
Human Accomplishment
Human Accomplishmentby Charles MurrayBuy It
The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography.
Man, Economy, And State
Man, Economy, And Stateby Murray RothbardBuy It

Rothbard's great treatise and its complementary text combined into a single 4.5"x7" pocket edition!


Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise Man, Economy, and State and its complementary text Power and Market, are here combined into a single edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

The Mises Institute's new edition of Man Economy, and State, united with its formerly sundered companion volume Power and Market, is a landmark in the history of the Institute. It takes this book out of the category of underground classic and raises it up to its proper status as one of the great economic treatises of all time, a book that is essential for anyone seeking a robust economic education.


This new edition will take your breath away with its beauty and quality. It's remarkable that a book this thick could lay so flat and be so durable with super-solid binding. It somehow turns out not to be unweildy. Get it with the Study Guide(from mises org or amazon) and you will have what you need.


The captivating new introduction by Professor Joseph Salerno that frames up the Rothbardian contribution in a completely new way, and reassesses the place of this book in the history of economic thought. In Salerno's view, Rothbard was not attempting to write a distinctively "Austrian" book but rather a comprehensive treatise on economics that eschewed the Keynesian and positivist corruptions. This is what accounts for its extraordinarily logical structure and depth. That it would later be called Austrian is only due to the long-lasting nature of the corruptions of economics that Rothbard tried to correct.


For years, the Mises Institute has kept it in print and sold thousands of copies in a nice paperback version. Then we decided to take a big step and put out an edition worthy of this great treatise. It is the Scholar's Edition of Man, Economy, and State -an edition that immediately became definitive and used throughout the world. The footnotes (which are so brilliant and informative!) are at the bottom of every page. The index is huge and comprehensive. The binding is impeccable and its beauty unmatched.


Students have used this book for decades as the intellectual foil for what they have been required to learning from conventional economics classes. In many ways, it has built the Austrian school in the generation that followed Mises. It was Rothbard who polished the Austrian contribution to theory and wove it together with a full-scale philosophy of political ethics that inspired the generation of the Austrian revival, and continues to fuel its growth and development today.


From Rothbard, we learn that economics is the science that deals with the rise and fall of civilization, the advancement and retrenchment of human development, the feeding and healing of the multitudes, and the question of whether human affairs are dominated by cooperation or violence.


Economics in Rothbard's wonderful book emerges as the beautiful logic of that underlies human action in a world of scarcity, the lens on how exchange makes it possible for people to cooperate toward their mutual betterment. We see how money facilitates this, and allows for calculation over time that permits capital to expand and investment to take place. We see how entrepreneurship, based on real judgments and risk taking, is the driving force of the market.


What's striking is how this remarkable book has lived in the shadows for so long. It began as a guide to

Economic Facts and Fallacies
Economic Facts and Fallaciesby Thomas SowellBuy It
In Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics.
33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask
33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask by Tom WoodsBuy It
News flash: The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. The “Wild West” was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress. 

Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth. In 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. reveals the tough questions about our nation’s history that have long been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss, including:
The Politically  Incorrect Guide  to American  History
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Tom WoodsBuy It
Claiming that most textbooks and popular history books were written by biased left-wing writers and scholars, historian Thomas Woods offers this guide as an alternative to "the stale and predictable platitudes of mainstream
Narrative of the  Life of Frederick  Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick DouglassBuy It
Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life.
Human Action
Human Actionby Ludwig Von MisesBuy It

The great book first appeared in German in 1940 and then disappeared, only to reappear in English in 1949. It was a sensation, the largest and most scientific defense of human freedom ever published. And now, in 2010, the seemingly impossible has happened: Human Action, the masterwork of the ages, is in a pocketbook edition at a ridiculously low price.


History might record that this edition is the one that changed the world. Mises's fantastic and timeless treatise has never been in a more portable, giftable edition.

Just imagine: giving or receiving this gem, this treasure, as a stocking stuffer!

This is not a reduction. It is the full treatise from front to back, the mind-blowing explanation of the economics of freedom, right in the palm of your hand.


Stock up! We've prepared for mass distribution.

Two Treatise of Government
Two Treatise of Governmentby John LockeBuy It
This is a new revised version of Dr. Laslett's standard edition of Two Treatises. First published in 1960, and based on an analysis of the whole body of Locke's publications, writings, and papers. The Introduction and text have been revised to incorporate references to recent scholarship since the second edition and the bibliography has been updated.
Thinking As A Science
Thinking As A Scienceby Henry HazlittBuy It
This book provides not only what one might expect, namely, instruction in clear, logical thinking, advice on pitfalls to avoid, information about errors of analogy and definition, and so on, but stands also as a guide for good reading and writing. Laying out a method of how to think effectively from problem to solution, Hazlitt gives us a way to save time, or rather, how not to waste it in fruitless and fallacious diversions.
Where Keynes Went Wrong
Where Keynes Went Wrongby Hunter LewisBuy It
In responding to the financial crash of 2008, both the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration have relied on prescriptions developed by John Maynard Keynes, the most important economist since Marx. But should we be relying on Keynes? What did Keynes actually say? Did he make his case? Hunter Lewis concludes that he did not. If Keynes was wrong then so are the economic policies of virtually all world governments today.
Economics In One Lesson
Economics In One Lessonby Henry HazlittBuy It
A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.

Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication.  Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy.

Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
Democracy The God That Failed
Democracy The God That Failedby Hans-Hermann HoppeBuy It

The core of this book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from monarchy to democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy is a lesser evil than democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both. Its methodology is axiomatic-deductive, allowing the writer to derive economic and sociological theorems, and then apply them to interpret historical events.


A compelling chapter on time preference describes the progress of civilization as lowering time preferences as capital structure is built, and explains how the interaction between people can lower time all around, with interesting parallels to the Ricardian Law of Association. By focusing on this transformation, the author is able to interpret many historical phenomena, such as rising levels of crime, degeneration of standards of conduct and morality, and the growth of the mega-state. In underscoring the deficiencies of both monarchy and democracy, the author demonstrates how these systems are both inferior to a natural order based on private-property.


Hoppe deconstructs the classical liberal belief in the possibility of limited government and calls for an alignment of conservatism and libertarianism as natural allies with common goals. He defends the proper role of the production of defense as undertaken by insurance companies on a free market, and describes the emergence of private law among competing insurers. Having established a natural order as superior on utilitarian grounds, the author goes on to assess the prospects for achieving a natural order. Informed by his analysis of the deficiencies of social democracy, and armed with the social theory of legitimation, he forsees secession as the likely future of the US and Europe, resulting in a multitude of region and city-states. This book complements the author's previous work defending the ethics of private property and natural order. DemocracyThe God that Failed will be of interest to scholars and students of history, political economy, and political philosophy.

Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action
Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Actionby Robert Murphy & Don BoudreauxBuy It
Human Action—a treatise on laissez-faire capitalism by Ludwig von Mises—is a historically important and classic publication on economics, and yet it can be an intimidating work due to its length and formal style. Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action, however, skillfully relays the main insights from Human Action in a style that will resonate with modern readers. The book assumes no prior knowledge in economics or other fields, and, when necessary, it provides the historical and scholarly context necessary to explain the contribution Mises makes on a particular issue. To faithfully reproduce the material in Human Action, this work mirrors its basic structure, providing readers with an enjoyable and educational introduction to the life’s work of one of history’s most important economists.
The War Against Boys
The War Against Boysby Christina Hoff SommersBuy It
An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. 

Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. 

Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. 

Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. 

"The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.
End The Fed
End The Fedby Ron PaulBuy It
In the post-meltdown world, it is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless to have a serious economic debate without considering and challenging the role of the Federal Reserve. 

Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution without which the country's economy could not properly function. But in END THE FED, Ron Paul draws on American history, economics, and fascinating stories from his own long political life to argue that the Fed is both corrupt and unconstitutional. It is inflating currency today at nearly a Weimar or Zimbabwe level, a practice that threatens to put us into an inflationary depression where $100 bills are worthless. What most people don't realize is that the Fed -- created by the Morgans and Rockefellers at a private club off the coast of Georgia -- is actually working against their own personal interests. Congressman Paul's urgent appeal to all citizens and officials tells us where we went wrong and what we need to do fix America's economic policy for future generations.
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed by Jason L. Riley Buy It
Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries?

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist. And so it goes with everything from soft-on-crime laws, which make black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend.

In theory these efforts are intended to help the poor—and poor minorities in particular. In practice they become massive barriers to moving forward.

Please Stop Helping Us lays bare these counterproductive results. People of goodwill want to see more black socioeconomic advancement, but in too many instances the current methods and approaches aren’t working. Acknowledging this is an important first step.
What Has Government Done To Our Money
What Has Government Done To Our Moneyby Murray RothbardBuy It
When this gem first appeared in 1963, it took the form of a small paperback designed for mass distribution. We've conjured up that spirit again with this special edition of Rothbard's primer on money and government. Innumerable economists, investors, commentators, and authors have learned from this book through the decades. After fifty years, it remains the best book in print on the topic, a real manifesto of sound money. Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. The book also made huge theoretical advances. Rothbard was the first to prove that the government, and only the government, can destroy money on a mass scale, and he showed exactly how they go about this dirty deed. But just as importantly, it is beautifully written. He tells a thrilling story because he loves the subject so much. The passion that Murray feels for the topic comes through in the prose and transfers to the reader. Readers become excited about the subject, and tell others. Students tell professors. Some, like the great Ron Paul of Texas, have even run for political office after having read it. Rothbard shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it. He shows how exchange rates and interest rates would work in a true free market. When it comes to describing the end of the gold standard, he is not content to describe the big trends. He names names and ferrets out all the interest groups involved. Since Rothbard's death, scholars have worked to assess his legacy, and many of them agree that this little book is one of his most important. Though it has sometimes been inauspiciously packaged and is surprisingly short, its argument took huge strides toward explaining that it is impossible to understand public affairs in our time without understanding money and its destruction.
The Law
The Lawby Frederic BastiatBuy It
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The Law, originally published as a pamphlet in 1850. It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society. In The Law, he wrote that everyone has a right to protect "his person, his liberty, and his property". The State should be only a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. "Justice" (defense of one's life, liberty, property) has precise limits, but if government power extends further, into philanthropic endeavors, government becomes so limitless that it can grow endlessly. The resulting statism is "based on this triple hypothesis: the total inertness of mankind, the omnipotence of the law, and the infallibility of the legislator." The public then becomes socially-engineered by the legislator and must bend to the legislators' will "like the clay to the potter": "I do not dispute their right to invent social combinations, to advertise them, to advocate them, and to try them upon themselves, at their own expense and risk. But I do dispute their right to impose these plans upon us by law – by force – and to compel us to pay for them with our taxes". Bastiat posits that the law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense (of his life, liberty, and property) in favor of another's right to "legalized plunder," which he defines as: "if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." Bastiat was thus against redistribution.
How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes
How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashesby Peter SchiffBuy It
How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country?s economic conversation.

Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't? a previously published book by the Schiffs? father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist?How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics.


The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.

A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street
A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Streetby Mark SkousenBuy It
This book is written for investors but any liberty-minded reader should appreciate Dr. Skousen's excellent chapters covering the major contributors of the Austrian school of economics.  


Defending The Undefendable
Defending The Undefendable by Walter BlockBuy It
Professor Block's book is in a new edition from the Mises Institute, completely reset and beautifully laid out in an edition worthy of its contents. 

It is among the most famous of the great defenses of victimless crimes and controversial economic practices, from profiteering and gouging to bribery and blackmail. However, beneath the surface, this book is also an outstanding work of microeconomic theory that explains the workings of economic forces in everyday events and affairs. 

Murray Rothbard explains why: 

"Defending the Undefendable performs the service of highlighting, the fullest and starkest terms, the essential nature of the productive services performed by all people in the free market. By taking the most extreme examples and showing how the Smithian principles work even in these cases, the book does far more to demonstrate the workability and morality of the free market than a dozen sober tomes on more respectable industries and activities. By testing and proving the extreme cases, he all the more illustrates and vindicates the theory." 

F.A. Hayek agreed, writing the author as follows: "Looking through Defending the Undefendable made me feel that I was once more exposed to the shock therapy by which, more than fifty years ago, the late Ludwig von Mises converted me to a consistent free market position. … Some may find it too strong a medicine, but it will still do them good even if they hate it. A real understanding of economics demands that one disabuses oneself of many dear prejudices and illusions. Popular fallacies in economic frequently express themselves in unfounded prejudices against other occupations, and showing the falsity of these stereotypes you are doing a real services, although you will not make yourself more popular with the majority."
Anatomy Of The State
Anatomy Of The Stateby Murray RothbardBuy It
Murray Rothbard was known as the state's greatest living enemy, and this book is his most powerful statement on the topic. He explains what a state is and what it is not. He shows how it is an institution that violates all that we hold as honest and moral, and how it operates under a false cover. He shows how the state wrecks freedom, destroys civilization, and threatens all lives and property and social well being, all under the veneer of "good intentions."
Where Do Conservatives And Liberals Come From?
Where Do Conservatives And Liberals Come From?by Thomas MullenBuy It
Americans have tried electing Republicans. They've tried electing Democrats. They've tried electing both. Nothing has worked. The economy continues to weaken, civil unrest is smoldering and the world is falling apart. Americans of all political persuasions say they believe in the “American Creed,” the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence that we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. But is the Creed conservative, liberal or neither? And why do American voters get the same government no matter which party they elect? This book will answer those questions. The results are going to surprise you.
SJWs Always Lie
SJWs Always Lieby Vox DayBuy It
Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corporations and churches to video games and government, there is nowhere that remains entirely free of their intolerant thought and speech policing. Because the SJW agenda of diversity, tolerance, inclusiveness, and equality flies in the face of both science and observable reality, SJWs relentlessly work to prevent normal people from thinking or speaking in any manner that will violate their ever-mutating Narrative. They police science, philosophy, technology, and even history in order to maintain the pretense that their agenda remains inevitable in a modern world that contradicts it on a daily basis. The book is named after the First Law of SJW: SJWs always lie. SJWS ALWAYS LIE is a useful guide to understanding, anticipating, and surviving SJW attacks from the perspective of a man who has not only survived, but thrived, after experiencing multiple attempts by Social Justice Warriors to disqualify, discredit, and disemploy him in the same manner they have successfully attacked Nobel Laureates, technology CEOs, broadcasters, sports commentators, school principals, and policemen. It analyzes well-known SJW attacks as well as the two most successful examples of resistance to the SJW Narrative, #GamerGate and Sad Puppies. Written by Vox Day, Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil and three-time Hugo nominee who is described as the most hated man in science fiction by Black Gate and The Wall Street Journal, SJWS ALWAYS LIE is a powerful weapon in the cultural war against the thought police.
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors Of Socialism
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors Of Socialism by FA HayekBuy It
Hayek gives the main arguments for the free-market case and presents his manifesto on the "errors of socialism." Hayek argues that socialism has, from its origins, been mistaken on factual, and even on logical, grounds and that its repeated failures in the many different practical applications of socialist ideas that this century has witnessed were the direct outcome of these errors. He labels as the "fatal conceit" the idea that "man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes."

"The achievement of The Fatal Conceit is that it freshly shows why socialism must be refuted rather than merely dismissed—then refutes it again."—David R. Henderson, Fortune.

"Fascinating. . . . The energy and precision with which Mr. Hayek sweeps away his opposition is impressive."—Edward H. Crane, Wall Street Journal

F. A. Hayek is considered a pioneer in monetary theory, the preeminent proponent of the libertarian philosophy, and the ideological mentor of the Reagan and Thatcher "revolutions."
Gorilla Minset
Gorilla Minsetby Mike CernovichBuy It
Gorilla Mindset was the most successful non-fiction book launch of 2015, immediately hitting best-seller lists. Rather than feed you lies and feel-good nonsense, Gorilla Mindset teaches you how to take control of your thoughts and emotions and live life on your terms. Mike Cernovich, author of Gorilla Mindset, has been read by millions of people. Although he wrote Gorilla Mindset with men in mind, many women are catching on, as they also want to live a more powerful life. In Gorilla Mindset you'll learn how to control your thoughts and emotions and will begin to live life on your terms.
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn RandBuy It
intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex.

Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life-from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her train tunnels.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.
The Virtue Of Selfishness
The Virtue Of Selfishnessby Ayn RandBuy It
Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life—the life proper to a rational being—as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
The Fountainhead
The Fountainheadby Ayn RandBuy It
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.
The Bell Curve
The Bell Curveby Richard Herrnstein and Charles MurrayBuy It
The controversial book linking intelligence to class and race in modern society, and what public policy can do to mitigate socioeconomic differences in IQ, birth rate, crime, fertility, welfare, and poverty.
The Great Deformation
The Great Deformationby David StockmanBuy It
The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington's craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state—especially the Federal Reserve—has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America's private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few.

Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national financial discipline and the Bretton Woods gold-backed dollar; Fed chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke, who fostered our present scourge of bubble finance and addiction to debt and speculation; George W. Bush, who repudiated fiscal rectitude and ballooned the warfare state via senseless wars; and Barack Obama, who revived failed Keynesian “borrow and spend” policies that have driven the national debt to perilous heights. By contrast, the book also traces a parade of statesmen who championed balanced budgets and financial market discipline including Carter Glass, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Simon, Paul Volcker, Bill Clinton, and Sheila Bair.

Stockman's analysis skewers Keynesian spenders and GOP tax-cutters alike, showing how they converged to bloat the welfare state, perpetuate the military-industrial complex, and deplete the revenue base—even as the Fed's massive money printing allowed politicians to enjoy “deficits without tears.” But these policies have also fueled new financial bubbles and favored Wall Street with cheap money and rigged stock and bond markets, while crushing Main Street savers and punishing family budgets with soaring food and energy costs. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.
The Creature From Jekyll Island
The Creature From Jekyll Islandby G. Edward GriffinBuy It
Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story - which it really is. But it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Creature from Jekyll Island is a "must read." Your world view will definitely change. You'll never trust a politician again - or a banker.
Money Mania
Money Maniaby Bob SwarupBuy It
Money Mania is a sweeping account of financial speculation and its consequences, from ancient Rome to the Meltdown of 2008. Acclaimed journalist and investor Bob Swarup tracks the history of speculative fevers caused by the appearance of new profitable investment opportunities; the new assets created and the increasing self-congratulatory euphoria that drives them to unsustainable highs, all fed by an illusion of insight and newly minted experts; the unexpected catalysts that eventually lead to panic; the inevitable crash as investors scramble to withdraw their funds from the original market and any other that might resemble it; and finally, the brevity of financial memory that allows us to repeat the cycle without ever critically evaluating the drivers of this endless cycle.

In short, it is the story of what makes us human.
The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal
The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Dealby Robert MurphyBuy It
In this timely new P.I. Guide, Murphy reveals the stark truth: free market failure didn't cause the Great Depression and the New Deal didn't cure it. Shattering myths and politically correct lies, he tells why World War II didn't help the economy or get us out of the Great Depression; why it took FDR to make the Depression Great; and why Herbert Hoover was more like Obama and less like Bush than the liberal media would have you believe. Free-market believers and capitalists everywhere should have this on their bookshelf and in their briefcases.
The Politically Incorrect Guide To Capitalism
The Politically Incorrect Guide To Capitalismby Robert MurphyBuy It
Most commonly accepted economic "facts" are wrong Here's the unvarnished, politically incorrect truth. The liberal media and propagandists masquerading as educators have filled the world--and deformed public policy--with politically correct errors about capitalism and economics in general. In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Capitalism, myth-busting professor Robert P. Murphy, a scholar and frequent speaker at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, cuts through all their nonsense, shattering liberal myths and fashionable socialist cliches to set the record straight. Murphy starts with a basic explanation of what capitalism really is, and then dives fearlessly into hot topics like:
* Outsourcing (why it's good for Americans) and zoning restrictions (why they're not)

* Why central planning has never worked and never will

* How prices operate in a free market (and why socialist schemes like rent control always backfire)

* How labor unions actually hurt workers more than they help them

* Why increasing the minimum wage is always a bad idea

* Why the free market is the best guard against racism

* How capitalism will save the environment--and why Communist countries were the most polluted on earth

* Raising taxes: why it is never "responsible"

* Why no genuine advocate for the downtrodden could endorse the dehumanizing Welfare State

* The single biggest myth underlying the public's support for government regulation of business

* Antitrust suits: usually filed by firms that lose in free competition

* How tariffs and other restrictions "protect" privileged workers but make other Americans poorer

* The IMF and World Bank: why they don't help poor countries

* Plus: Are you a capitalist pig? Take the quiz and find out! Breezy, witty, but always clear, precise, and elegantly reasoned, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Capitalism is a solid and entertaining guide to free market economics. With his twelve-step plan for understanding the free market, Murphy shows why conservatives should resist attempts to socialize America and fight spiritedly for the free market.
The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law
The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Lawby Connor Boyack Buy It
Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take are things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in the government. Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French political economist and classical liberal who wrote The Law, upon which this book is based. Through fun illustrations and in engaging dialogue, young readers will be led to understand the principles of liberty and the proper role of government.
1984
1984by George OrwellBuy It
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...

The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
Against Intellectual Property
Against Intellectual Propertyby Stephan KinsellaBuy It
This essay will change the way you think about patents and copyrights. Few essays written in the last decades have caused so much fundamental rethinking. It is essential that libertarians get this issue right and understand the arguments on all sides. Kinsella's piece here is masterful in making a case against IP that turns out to be more rigorous and thorough than any written on the left, right, or anything in between. Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? What about copyright? In Against Intellectual Property, Stephan Kinsella, a patent attorney of many years’ experience, offers his response to these questions. Kinsella is altogether opposed to intellectual property, and he explains his position in this brief but wide-ranging book.
A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society
A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society by Chase Rachels, Christopher Chase Rachels, and Stephan N. Kinsella Buy It
A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: Money and Banking, Monopolies and Cartels, Insurance, Health Care, Law, Security, Poverty, Education, Environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling read requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained in a simple yet uncompromising manner. Take heed, this work is liable to cause radical paradigm shifts in your understanding of both the State and Free Market.
Capitalism And Freedom
Capitalism And Freedomby Milton FriedmanBuy It
Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war"

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.
Free To Choose
Free To Chooseby Milton Friedman & Rose FriedmanBuy It
The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.
The Ethics Of Liberty
The Ethics Of Libertyby Murray RothbardBuy It

In recent years, libertarian impulses have increasingly influenced national and economic debates, from welfare reform to efforts to curtail affirmative action. Murray N. Rothbard's classic The Ethics of Liberty stands as one of the most rigorous and philosophically sophisticated expositions of the libertarian political position.


What distinguishes Rothbard's book is the manner in which it roots the case for freedom in the concept of natural rights and applies it to a host of practical problems. An economist by profession, Rothbard here proves himself equally at home with philosophy. And while his conclusions are radical—that a social order that strictly adheres to the rights of private property must exclude the institutionalized violence inherent in the state—his applications of libertarian principles prove surprisingly practical for a host of social dilemmas, solutions to which have eluded alternative traditions.


The Ethics of Liberty authoritatively established the anarcho-capitalist economic system as the most viable and the only principled option for a social order based on freedom. This edition is newly indexed and includes a new introduction that takes special note of the Robert Nozick-Rothbard controversies.

The Rothbard Reader
The Rothbard Readerby Murray RothbardBuy It
Few economists manage to produce a body of work that boasts a serious following twenty years after their deaths. Murray N. Rothbard is a rare exception. More than two decades since his passing, his influence lives on, both in the work of a new generation of social scientists, and among a growing number of the general public.

One reason for Rothbard’s continuing popularity is his ability to reach across disciplines, and to connect them: unlike many contemporary economists, who specialize in increasingly narrow fields within the science, Rothbard’s research agenda was expansive and interdisciplinary, covering most of the social sciences and humanities.

Some readers of this book will already be familiar with Rothbard’s major works, such as his path-breaking treatise on economics, Man, Economy, and State. Yet Rothbard also produced hundreds of shorter works for both academic and popular audiences. Unfortunately, many lack the time to explore his writings; what’s more, his oeuvre is so enormous it is often difficult to know where to begin.

This book aims to solve these problems by providing a window into Rothbard’s achievements in the social sciences, humanities, and beyond. It includes introductory, intermediate, and advanced material, to ensure the book can be enjoyed by readers of all levels of understanding and familiarity with Rothbard’s work. Therefore although it is intended primarily for newcomers, veteran readers will also find much to discover or re-discover in these pages.

The individual articles in this collection can be read in any order; with that in mind, we propose two ways to explore them. Those new to Rothbard’s writing may want to begin with the shorter, more accessible chapters that interest them most, before continuing on to more difficult topics. However, we have intentionally arranged the articles and sections so that readers who prefer a systematic discussion, or who are already acquainted with Rothbard’s ideas, can read the book cover to cover.

The volume begins with a personal look at Rothbard’s life and work, as told in his own words. The opening section, “Rothbard: Man, Economist, and Anti-Statist,” brings together three rare interviews, each highlighting different aspects of his unique personality and worldview. Readers will soon recognize an overarching theme running through Rothbard’s life and work: a passion for liberty, a unifying principle in his thought, no matter the discipline.

This commitment can be seen further in the next section, “Foundations of Social Science and the Free Society.” In the first essay, Rothbard stresses “The Discipline of Liberty” as the foundation for the study of humanity. This central interest serves as inspiration and foundation for the project that follows, namely, an outline of the human sciences and their primary method of investigation: praxeology.

Although Rothbard wrote on many subjects, his training—and heart—were in economics, and so too are the majority of the writings in this collection. The next two sections provide a concise exposition of economic theory, beginning with individual value and choice. They explore in turn Rothbard’s insights into the “Principles of Economics and Government Intervention” and “Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle.” Together, these chapters provide a brief overview of Rothbard’s more comprehensive account of economic theory in Man, Economy, and State.

Austrian economists have always been fascinated by the history of their science, and Rothbard was no exception. In fact, his writings on the subject are among his most original and controversial. The section devoted to the “History of Economic Thought” surveys the contributions of many influential economists, outlining the development of economics from mercantilism to the modern Austrian school.

However, Rothbard’s historical interests extended far beyond the history of economic doctrines. The section on “Economic History” illustrates how he consistently a
For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifestoby Murray RothbardBuy It
A classic that for over two decades has been hailed as the best general work on libertarianism available. Rothbard begins with a quick overview of its historical roots, and then goes on to define libertarianism as resting "upon one single axiom: that no man or group of men shall aggress upon the person or property of anyone else." He writes a withering critique of the chief violator of liberty: the State. Rothbard then provides penetrating libertarian solutions for many of today's most pressing problems, including poverty, war, threats to civil liberties, the education crisis, and more.
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Anarchy, State, and Utopiaby Robert NozickBuy It
Translated into 100 languages, winner of the National Book Award, and named one of the 100 Most Influential Books since World War II by the Times Literary Supplement, Anarchy, State and Utopia remains one of the most theoretically trenchant and philosophically rich defenses of economic liberalism to date, as well as a foundational text in classical libertarian thought. With a new introduction by the philosopher Thomas Nagel, this revised edition will introduce Nozick and his work to a new generation of readers.
We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now
We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Nowby Murray Polner & Tom WoodsBuy It
We Who Dared to Say No to War uncovers some of the forgotten but compelling body of work from the American antiwar tradition—speeches, articles, poetry, book excerpts, political cartoons, and more—from people throughout our history who have opposed war. Beginning with the War of 1812, these selections cover every major American war up to the present and come from both the left and the right, from religious and secular viewpoints. There are many surprises, including a forgotten letter from a Christian theologian urging Confederate President Jefferson Davis to exempt Christians from the draft and a speech by Abraham Lincoln opposing the 1848 Mexican War. Among others, Daniel Webster, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Grover Cleveland, Eugene Debs, Robert Taft, Paul Craig Roberts, Patrick Buchanan, and Country Joe and the Fish make an appearance. This first-ever anthology of American antiwar writing offers the full range of the subject's richness and variety.
War Is A Racket
War Is A Racketby General Smedley D. ButlerBuy It
"War is a Racket" is marine general, Smedley Butler's classic treatise on why wars are conducted, who profits from them, and who pays the price. Few people are as qualified as General Butler to advance the argument encapsulated in his book's sensational title. When "War is a Racket" was first published in 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had lead several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare.
The Problem Of Political Authority
The Problem Of Political Authority by Michael HuemerBuy It
The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.
No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority
No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority by Lysander SpoonerBuy It
"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain --- that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist." Lysander Spooner
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Randby Leonard PeikoffBuy It
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—The definitive statement of Ayn Rand’s philosophy as interpreted by her best student and chosen heir.
 
This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on his lecture series “The Philosophy of Objectivism.” Ayn Rand said of these lectures: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of Objectivism—that is, the only one that I know of my knowledge to be fully accurate.”
 
In Objectivism, Peikoff covers every philosophic topic that Rand regarded as important—from certainty to money, from logic to art, from measurement to sex. Drawn from Rand’s published works as well as in-depth conversations between her and Peikoff, these chapters illuminate Objectivism—and its creator—with startling clarity. With Objectivism, the millions of readers who have been transformed by Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will discover the full philosophical system underlying Ayn Rand’s work.
Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto
Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifestoby Matt KibbeBuy It

In this essential manifesto of the new libertarian movement, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe makes a stand for individual liberty and shows us what we must do to preserve our freedom.


Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each American the right to self-determination, to be protected from others whose actions are destructive to their lives and property. Yet as Kibbe persuasively shows, the political and corporate establishment consolidates its power by infringing upon our independence—from taxes to regulations to spying—ultimately eroding the ideals, codified in law, that have made the United States unique in history.


Kibbe offers a surefire plan for reclaiming our inalienable rights and regaining control of our lives, grounded in six simple rules:


  1.  Don’t hurt people: Free people just want to be left alone, not hassled or harmed by someone else with an agenda or designs over their life and property.
  2. Don’t take people’s stuff: America’s founders fought to ensure property rights and our individual right to the fruits of our labors.
  3. Take responsibility: Liberty takes responsibility. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to solve your problems.
  4. Work for it: For every action there is an equal reaction. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded.
  5. Mind your own business: Free people live and let live.
  6. Fight the power: Thanks to the Internet and the decentralization of knowledge, there are more opportunities than ever to take a stand against corrupt authority.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Futureby Peter ThielBuy It
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. 
Notes on Democracy
Notes on Democracyby H.L. MenckenBuy It
Even if you think you have read it all, this book will rattle you to the very core, for it causes a rethinking of the whole structure of the political system. But Mencken also shows that he is more than a cynic, contrary to his reputation. What shines through this treatise is a deep attachment to liberty and a search for some way to protect it from the attack of the mob, which he regards as liberty's greatest enemy.

If there really were a banned book list in the annals of American statescraft, this would surely be on it. It is not for the faint of heart. Read it, and pass it around, as a revolutionary act.
Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Tom SowellBuy It
This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. An essay titled "The Real History of Slavery" presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are Jews Generic?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States. "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.
Politics
Politicsby AristotleBuy It
What is the relationship of the individual to the state? What is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What is the purpose of amassing wealth? These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works.
Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. "Encyclopaedic knowledge has never, before or since, gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound," says H. W. C. Davis in his introduction. Students, teachers, and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation, as will all readers interested in Greek thought, political theory, and depictions of the ideal state.
Nicomachean Ethics
Nicomachean Ethics by AristotleBuy It
Building on the strengths of the first edition, the second edition of the Irwin Nicomachean Ethics features a revised translation (with little editorial intervention), expanded notes (including a summary of the argument of each chapter), an expanded Introduction, and a revised glossary.
The Wealth Of Nations
The Wealth Of Nationsby Adam SmithBuy It
It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. 

In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nationsprovided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy.

The result of Smith’s efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day.
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Theory of Moral Sentimentsby Adam SmithBuy It
Man’s moral nature is influenced by sentiment and sympathy. The human ability to sympathize forms the psychological basis of man’s desire to adhere to natural moral laws. Adam Smith explores ideas about individual freedom and self-interest, conscience and virtue, and a classic work of moral philosophy that remains relevant.
Freakonomics
Freakonomicsby Steven Levitt & Stephen DubnerBuy It

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?


What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?


How much do parents really matter?


These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. 


Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. 


Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

Super Freakonomics
Super Freakonomicsby Steven Levitt & Stephen DubnerBuy It
Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authorsSteven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations inSuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.
Democracy in America and Two Essays on America
Democracy in America and Two Essays on Americaby Alexis de TocquevilleBuy It
A contemporary study of the early American nation and its evolving democracy, from a French aristocrat and sociologist

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result wasDemocracy in America, a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing deomcratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower, and remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.

This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole
Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellholeby Ann CoulterBuy It
A New York Times Bestseller!

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that’s tearing the country apart. Applying her trademark biting humor to the disaster that is U.S. immigration policy, Coulter proves that immigration is the most important issue facing America today.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Rich Dad, Poor Dadby Robert KiyosakiBuy It
Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentalityby Ludwig Von MisesBuy It
In 1954, after a lifetime of serious theoretical work in economic science, Mises turned his attention to one of the great puzzles of all time: discovering why the intellectuals hate capitalism. The result is this socio-psycho-cultural analysis informed by economic theory. Mises explores answers from a wide variety of angles, and discusses the nature of academic institutions, popular culture, and how vices like jealousy and envy affect theory. All play a role in preventing people from seeing the self-evident benefits of economic freedom relative to controls. His comments on the resentment of the intellectuals cut very deeply. Mises shrewdly teases the anti-capitalist bias out of contemporary fiction and popular culture generally. In the course of his narrative, he explains aspects of the market that have generally eluded even its defenders. For example, is it true that markets dumb down the culture, exalting trashy novels and movies over higher-brow fare? Mises points out that the tastes of the masses will always and everywhere be lower than those educated and cultivated to love higher culture. But, he says, the glory of capitalism is that it brings to every sector what it wants and needs, and more of it than any other system. So, yes, there will be more trash, but also more great work as well. It is a matter of availability: Under socialism, nothing is available. Under capitalism, choice seems nearly infinite. His is quite subtle in his analysis here and throughout. It's remarkable how his narrative applies in our time, even more than when it was written. The style of this volume is more casual than you will find elsewhere. In some sense, it is more thrilling for it. The reader senses that Mises has unleashed a lifetime of frustration here, and shined a very bright light on some dark corners of opinion. The contents of this volume include: I. The Social Characteristics of Capitalism and the Psychological Causes of Its Vilification 1. The Sovereign Consumer 2. The Urge for Economic Betterment 3. Status Society and Capitalism 4. The Resentment of Frustrated Ambition 5. The Resentment of the Intellectuals 6. The Anti-capitalistic Bias of American Intellectuals 7. The Resentment of the White-Collar Workers 8. The Resentment of "Cousins" 9. The Communism of Broadway and Hollywood 10. The Non-Economic Objections to Capitalism 11. Ant-Communism vs. Capitalism II. The Ordinary Man's Social Philosophy 1. Capitalism as it is and as it is Seen by the Common Man 2. The Anti-capitalistic Front III. Literature Under Capitalism 1. The Market for Literary Products 2. Success on the Book Market 3. Remarks about the Detective Stories 4. Freedom of the Press 5. The Bigotry of the Literati 6. The "Social" Novels and Plays
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Lifeby Scott AdamsBuy It
Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. 

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.

No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:

• Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.
• “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy.
• A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.
• You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others.

Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Buy It

Herewith the unchallenged epic of our era. A towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, distilled into one abridged volume (authorized by the author).


Drawing on his own experiences before, during and after his eleven years of incarceration and exile, on evidence provided by more than 200 fellow prisoners, and on Soviet archives, Solzhenitsyn reveals with torrential narrative and dramatic power the entire apparatus of Soviet repression, the state within the state that once ruled all-powerfully with its creation by Lenin in 1918. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims-this man, that woman, that child-we encounter the secret police operations, the labor camps and prisons, the uprooting or extermination of whole populations, the “welcome” that awaited Russian soldiers who had been German prisoners of war. Yet we also witness astounding moral courage, the incorruptibility with which the occasional individual or a few scattered groups, all defenseless, endured brutality and degradation. And Solzhenitsyn’s genius has transmuted this grisly indictment into a literary miracle.

The Black Book Of Communism
The Black Book Of Communism by Jean-Louis Panné, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, Jean-Louis Margolin, Nicolas Werth, Stéphane CourtoisBuy It

Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over seventy years.


"Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit," Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience―in the China of "the Great Helmsman," Kim Il Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the widescale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards.


As the death toll mounts―as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on―the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book amply documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the twentieth century.

How to Lie with Statistics
How to Lie with Statisticsby Darrell HuffBuy It
Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
Animal Farm
Animal Farm by George OrwellBuy It
George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel—a scathing satire on a downtrodden society’s blind march towards totalitarianism.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. 
 
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

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