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Anarchy and the Law - The Political Economy of Choice

Anarchy and the Law - The Political Economy of Choice
by Edward Stringham

Section I: Theory of Private Property Anarchism
Works from: Rothbard, David Freidman, Morris & Linda Tannehill, Randy Barnett, Hans Hoppe, Jeffrey Hummel & Don Lavoi, Roderick Long, John Hasnas

Section 2: Debate

Section 3: History of Anarchist Thought
Works/Excerpts from David Hart, Edmund Burke, Gustave De Molinari, Rothbard, Voltairine de Cleyre, David Lipscomb, Lysander Spooner, Benjamin Tucker, David Osterfeld

Section 4: Historical Case Studies of Non-Government Law Enforcement

I'm on section 3... this is a good read so far. It really gives confirmation on Anarchist ideas and is a good reference overall. I especially liked an excerpt from Edmund Burke's Vindication of Natural Society I read recently.

Next Book:
The Voluntary City - Choice, Community, Civil Society by David Beito, Peter Gordon, & Alexander Tabarrok

Both of these books are published by the Independent Institute.

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?


9-11 Actors:

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

Theodore and Woodrow

by the Judge. I just finished Bull by the Horns by Sheila Bair (former FDIC chief).

I started this one and simply

I started Bull By the Horns and simply couldnt get more than halfway through it.

It alternated between being mindnumbingly boring, where she recounts the exact times and dates of emails and meetings and what deal regarding what bank was discussed in what government office with what other agency present and what agency excluded

and being incredibly frustruating, where she tried to add in her opinions on macro economics, which she gets wrong on almost every count, other than the times where she calls Tim Geitner out. (I'm sure this will surprise nobody, but she essentially calls for more regulation and claims that the FDIC is, on balance a good institution. It's the "other guys" that cause the problems... yea, right.)

I ended up dropping this one to finish Hans Hermann Hoppe's "The Great Fiction" as well as H.L. Mencken's "Notes on Democracy". Both are fantastic but only recommended for people who can read/consider anti-constitutional pro-anarchy thinking without hitting cognative dissonance.

Currently working through the complete Aristotle with my facebook based study group (lemme know if you want in. We're only up to the second book in Organon).

Also thinking about starting another book (I tend to read a few at a time) but not sure what. Maybe a book on NLP, Market for Liberty, or Larken Rose's The Most Dangerous Superstition.

How an Economy Grows and Why

How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes by Peter Schiff. A 5 year old could read this book and comprehend it. Masterfully done. If I could find the time I could probably finish it in one hour.

Highly recommended!

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Oddly, I think it could be one of the most important books

Oddly, I think it could be one of the most important books ever written. It teaches so much so simply. Just imagine if it were distributed in schools to sixth graders? Or even seniors in high school. It could change the world as we know it if just one entire generation had the 'fish book' understanding of Austrian economics.

I've bought multiple copies already since I keep giving it away and intend to have my daughter and other kids read it when they are about nine years old. (kids struggle with subjective value with things like money under the age of eight or so)

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

That's wonderful. I am a bit

That's wonderful. I am a bit of a book junky, but I am slowly lending my books out more often because I know they'll do more good that way.

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Little House on the Prairie

I recommend the Little House series to all American youth. The books are a great reading for young americans to learn about the individualism and freedom.

And, Laura's daught, Rose Wilder Lane, was also the founder of American Libertarian Party. Her writings and fight for individualism and liberty came before Rand's writings.

The Way Home

Or Face the Fire.

The Survival Plan for All Humans and Beings.


"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

I've read a lot recently, and

I've read a lot recently, and will list a couple I think are informative and worth reading.

On Power: The Natural History of Its Growth by Bertrand de Jouvenel

The American Democrat by James Fenimore Cooper

The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset

The Present Age: Progress and Anarchy in Modern America by Robert Nisbet
Incidentally, I recommend two additional works by this author:
The Quest for Community and
Twilight of Authority

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

Finally, The Illusions of Egalitarianism by John Kekes

What the heck, one more: The Vintage Mencken

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke

Freedom Betrayed by Herbert Hoover.

The Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Great read. Recommend for all

Great read. Recommend for all DPers.

Southern Agrarian

Wasn't even aware of that book .

Can you give a brief synopsis or review?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Finished it over the summer,

Finished it over the summer, must read. [900+ pages]
It is a personally written account of the election of 1932, diplomatic events leading up to WWII, and the aftermath. All written by Hoover himself.

Synopsis: FDR was an imperial interventionist who sought out conflict, America could have and should have stayed out of the war. Communism survived the 20th century because the US saved it from the NAZI's. Truman shouldn't have nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. etc.

Southern Agrarian

Thank you, Ulfilas.

It does sound like an interesting read. I'll keep it in mind after I finsish "The Jesuits", another fascinating read.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Just started reading "The Jesuits" last night,

by Malachi Martin(first published back in 1987).

Excerpt from the Introduction, The War: "It affects the deeply changing public moral code and national consensus of the American people; the imminent preponderance in human affairs of the People's Republic of China; the fragile persistence of a free Western Europe; the security of Israel; the still rickety promise of a viable Black Africa just aborning. All of these things, separate and unconnected as they may seem, are not only interwoven with one another, but are and will be profoundly influenced by the tides and outcome of the global collision between the papacy and the Society of Jesus."

No lack of intrigue there! All are players for control of world thought and direction. Oddly enough, just by reading the Introduction last night, I realized just how and what Ron Paul did to get us going and to turn the tide. It's a proven, perfect plan!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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Just started reading

Just started reading "Rollback" by Thomas Woods and I just finished the Judge's "Lies The Government Told You" which was great.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Just finished a book called "When Money Dies"

An excellent and alarming account of the Weimar Republic in pre-World War II Germany.

People had to take wheelbarrows full of money to the grocery stores.

If left unattended, thieves left the money and stole the wheelbarrows.

If you bought a cup of coffee, it would literally rise in price before you drank it.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

My reading list

This last month, I've read:

Good to Be King - Michael Badnarik
The Secret to Sovereignty - Michael Badnarik
The Market for Liberty - Lisa and Morris Tannehill
The Global Sovereign's Handbook - Johnny Liberty

Reading now:

For a New Liberty - Murray Rothbard

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

299 Days

I have been enjoying the prepper book series "299 Days" by Glen Tate:

Chaos Theory By Robert Murphy

Short, sweet, and free: http://mises.org/document/3088

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Constitutional Chaos by Judge Andrew Napolitano

Its easy and fast reading. And that is a testament to good writing.

Yes, please BUY this wonderful libertarian BOOK! We all must know the History of Freedom! Buy it today!

"The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism" ...by author George Smith --
Buy it Here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/05211820

Reading:Principles For A

Principles For A Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty With The Common Good
(Text is small and pages are many so it is a looong read, Epstein is smart as F! though)

Just Finished:
The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine

I also just ordered two books by Edwin Cannan (F.A. Hayek's economics professor while he was at LSE).

Southern Agrarian

I also read several books at a time

does that mean anything? haha

Just finished Patrick Henry by Moses Coit Taylor and loved it. You can read it online but definitely something I wanted in my hands.

Currently reading:
Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone
Democracy in America by de Tocqueville
Reclaiming the American Revolution by William Watkins, Jr (so much history packed into it and I'm loving every moment - a book to be savored)
and... lastly Wuthering Heights. I had put on some old Kate Bush and decided it was time to read the book.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Conspiracy of the six pointed

Conspiracy of the six pointed star by Texe Marrs
Great book

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Attention NSA! I am reading...

'Total Militia'

This is a legendary work by the famed Swiss expert on guerrilla warfare, Major H. von Dach. Survivalists have rediscovered this important study on resistance and underground operations, some making it the keystone of their libraries. Well-written and illustrated with easy-to-understand drawings, Total Resistance analyzes and overviews the techniques needed to overcome an invading force, formation of guerrilla units, weapons, food and medical considerations, ambushes, sabotage and much more.


The Bankster Chronicles

I'm currently reading the Bankster Chronicles by Dave Jewett. It's a two-volume set. Historical fiction, it's showing me how the bankers gain control of a nation through their manipulation of money.



The Revolution

My girlfriend got me it for christmas. Great read so far.

Also reading Open by Andre Agassi, great read.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

"En Route to Global Enslavement"

by Gary Kah is evergreen- more relevant today than when it was written in the 70's. (amazon used $ 1.00) Masonics, Illuminatis, Round Tables, jesuits, how the shadow govt. gained huge footholds in every aspect of our lives. Another one- you'll never be able to find on the resale market - "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" by Allen & Abraham. Wow. Hurry and get these out to everyone!

I read that book in the late

I read that book in the late 80's when I was just a teenager. It was my first real understanding of the NWO. Although I had heard and learned about it my entire life up to that point. Great reading

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32


The October Country - Ray Bradbury
The Kingdom of God is within You - Leo Tolstoy
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein