Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government

by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins

This is an excellent book.  I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government altruism that is bankrupting us.  It offers logical steps to reclaim the good of free market capitalism and individual rights through Ayn Rand’s common-sense philosophy of objective, RATIONAL self-interest.  I cannot emphasize RATIONAL, and MORAL, enough.  It’s not rocket science, brain surgery, or tooo deeeep for any of us to understand.  “I swear–by my life and my love of it–that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”  (p.79, from Atlas Shrugged p. 1069.)  MORAL in that you will not ask another to live for your sake.

I could write a book about this book but it’s in my own best interest to re-read it again at least one more time.  It’s an easy read, barely over 200 pages. It is very well footnoted which leads me to believe the authors did a LOT of homework.  I like that.  Facts, not whimsy.

It is a great economics primer. With our economy and personal savings rate being what it is or isn’t one can’t get too much education in economics.  Even you progressive, liberal, occupy wall street, anarchist, european socialist types (you know who you are) might consider reading this just to find out what those evil life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness types are thinking.  I mean, seriously, it’s not like anyone is asking you to read the individualist’s version of Saul Alinsky or Mein Kampf for cryin’ out loud.  This book is loaded with great thought. You can find generous samplings to preview at Amazon. The book isn’t expensive to buy and it’s available in audio or e-book versions.  Give it a shot.  It might just be in your own RATIONAL self-interest.

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5 Responses to Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

  1. Leighton Dorey says:

    I was glad to see your review on Amazon

    On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM, John’s space

  2. JohnRH says:

    Thank you. I’m perplexed to see this message on Amazon:
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    Item Under Review

    While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

    We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
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    Someone complaining about the exercise of freedom of speech no doubt. I left a review at Barnes & Noble’s site also, only the 2nd review and the first with text, pending approval. I felt my comments are brief and inadequate. One really could write a book about this book. One’s personal relationship with capitalism and economy is essential to survival. I trust everyone has some interest in that.

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