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

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
Robert Skidelsky is best known for his three-volume biography of Lord Keynes, and his son Edward is a philosopher who has written an excellent book on Ernst Cassirer.
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The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope, by John A. Allison

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

10/01/2012Mises Review
This book contains the oddest sentence I have ever read about the current financial crisis, or for that matter about any financial crisis.
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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, by Laurence M. Vance

Big GovernmentThe Police State

10/01/2012Mises Review
The efforts, spurred by Mayor Bloomberg, to ban large cans of drinks deemed too sugary have been much in the news lately; and a peculiar point in the mayor's defense of this measure is highly relevant to Laurence Vance's excellent book.
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Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, by Gerard Casey

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
Libertarian Anarchy would have delighted Murray Rothbard. In this book, a distinguished Irish philosopher defends forcefully and eloquently Rothbardian anarchism.
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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy, by Nicholas Wolterstorff

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
Most contemporary political philosophers, unfortunately, are not libertarians. Nicholas Wolterstorff, best known as a founder of "reformed epistemology" but a philosopher of extraordinary range, is no libertarian either — far from it.
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Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
Jason Brennan, an outstanding libertarian political philosopher who teaches at Georgetown University, has written Libertarianism as an introductory guide, and much of the material in it will be familiar to readers of
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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, by Robert H. Frant

Political Theory

07/01/2012Mises Review
A specter is haunting Robert Frank's latest book — the specter of libertarianism. For him, it is a doctrinaire view with little to recommend it; yet he again and again seems drawn both to try to refute it and to deflect it.
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Robert Nozick, by Ralf M. Bader

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/01/2012Mises Review
Ralf Bader has given us an excellent guidebook to Anarchy, State, and Utopia , but he has done much more than this.
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The Harm in Hate Speech, by Jeremy Waldron

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/01/2012Mises Review
In many countries, though not in the United States, laws prohibit "hate speech." Those who, in Jeremy Waldron's opinion, uncritically elevate the benefits of free speech over competing values oppose hate-speech laws.
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The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, by Leonard Peikoff

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/01/2012Mises Review
Whatever the failings of this book, its author has a sense of humor. Peikoff writes of his unusual name for his main hypothesis,
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