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Best representation of libertarianism?

phantom
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4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)
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4/13/2012 7:47:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The best book representing the modern resurgence of Libertarianism would probably be "Man, Economy, and State" by Mr. Libertarian himself, Murray Rothbard.

You can read the whole thing here: http://mises.org...
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4/13/2012 7:56:06 PM
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Tough question... I tentatively choose "The Road to Serfdom."
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4/13/2012 8:08:57 PM
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On Liberty by J.S.Mill, anyone?
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4/13/2012 8:09:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/13/2012 8:03:58 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
Religion?:

Good point. Didn't catch that
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4/13/2012 8:13:09 PM
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Here is how I represent it
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4/13/2012 8:15:06 PM
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At 4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM, phantom wrote:
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)

How come you said Libertarianism and then chose to exclude Left Libertarianism? Why just Right Libertarianism?
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4/13/2012 8:46:42 PM
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At 4/13/2012 8:03:58 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
Religion?

I just noticed that...oops
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4/13/2012 8:49:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/13/2012 8:15:06 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM, phantom wrote:
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)

How come you said Libertarianism and then chose to exclude Left Libertarianism? Why just Right Libertarianism?

Because I lean to right wing libertarianism more than left wing. I don't have time to study everything. I'd prefer to stick closer to what I believe first, then look more into contrary views afterwards.
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4/13/2012 8:49:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM, phantom wrote:
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)

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4/13/2012 8:50:05 PM
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At 4/13/2012 7:56:06 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
Tough question... I tentatively choose "The Road to Serfdom."

I thought this was a joke at first because the name.

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4/13/2012 8:58:30 PM
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There is no right and left wing Anarchism. If it's actually anarchy, people can build society the way they want.
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4/13/2012 8:59:17 PM
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If you want a fiction type book, I would recommend Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
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4/13/2012 9:16:26 PM
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At 4/13/2012 8:58:30 PM, FREEDO wrote:
There is no right and left wing Anarchism. If it's actually anarchy, people can build society the way they want.

Who mentioned anarchism?
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4/13/2012 9:17:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/13/2012 9:16:26 PM, phantom wrote:
At 4/13/2012 8:58:30 PM, FREEDO wrote:
There is no right and left wing Anarchism. If it's actually anarchy, people can build society the way they want.

Who mentioned anarchism?

Oh, I suppose you're right.
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4/14/2012 11:57:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul. Just speaking personally, that's what influenced me the most. Also books/videos by Murray Rothbard and Milton Friedman.
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4/14/2012 1:07:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/13/2012 8:49:50 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM, phantom wrote:
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)

Ron Swanson:

Ron Burgundy's book, "Stay classy, San Diego"
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4/14/2012 1:50:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/14/2012 1:07:35 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 4/13/2012 8:49:50 PM, drafterman wrote:
At 4/13/2012 6:22:19 PM, phantom wrote:
I am interested in knowing what book libertarians here would consider the best representation of their ideology, in defending and explaining libertarianism.

Reasons: I want to read it.

(Also, more specifically, right wing libertarianism)

Ron Swanson:

Ron Burgundy's book, "Stay classy, San Diego"

Lmao!!
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4/14/2012 3:17:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/14/2012 2:11:29 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 4/13/2012 8:08:57 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
On Liberty by J.S.Mill, anyone?

Do you think Mill was a libertarian?

Well he does vigorously espouse the non-aggression principle, especially in that work, does he not?
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4/14/2012 3:35:52 PM
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Mill is a straight-up utilitarian. If I can recall correctly he does advocate some social programs. He has the label of classical liberal, but he certainly wouldn't be in the same camp as someone like Milton Friedman.