People often ask me what books they ought to read in order to get quickly up to speed on economics, politics, and history. Here are some suggestions...
If you're like me, you are annoyed by books that teach you three new things. My time is limited. I like books that are full of things I didn't know or ideas I'd never thought of.
The books I recommend below belong in that category. They teach you something new and unexpected on every page. And they are a perfect antidote to the propaganda fed to us in the ideological prison camps where most of us spent our formative years.
I list them in no particular order.
Economics in One Lesson
by Henry Hazlitt. Important for beginners. You can read it online. Also useful for beginners is Peter Schiff's book How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
The Revolution: A Manifesto
by Ron Paul. This is another good one for beginners. It has a good track record as a proselytizing device.
Democracy: The God that Failed
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Just read it. Trust me on this.
The Quest for Community
by Robert Nisbet. Here is a graduate course in...
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