Friday, July 24, 2015

Announcing My New Book

(I posted this before but Blogspot was running everything together. I'll post it again now that the problem is apparently fixed and readers will have an easier time with it.)

My new book, Freedom or Serfdom? The Case for Limited, Constitutional Government and Against Statism is now available. 396 pages plus an extensive index. Available at Amazon or at

 This book, is in my opinion, the most comprehensive book available in support of freedom (and of course I'm completely unbiased, right). It not only references many sources but includes many of my own contributions, including: Emphasis on statism vs freedom to get away from the unproductive use of terms such as liberal, conservative, socialist, etc. Ideas discussed include:

Freedom is an aberration, very unusual in our world. It is an unstable state and we will lose it unless we fight to keep it.

Government exists because we delegate to government some of our rights. We cannot delegate rights we do not have. We have no right to enslave others, to take from some and give to others etc. Therefore we cannot delegate those non-existent rights to government.

Too many people ignore information and go along with groupthink, to the detriment of freedom.

How tunnel vision allows statism to increase.

We must learn to ignore the mud-slinging and pay attention to the important, but at the same time recognize real lack of integrity and reject politicians who lack integrity.

The worst tend to rise to the top in any statist government. (Included in Hayek’s bookm The Road to Serfdom, but as far as I know, not in any current literature aimed at the citizens.) Political leaders are not special, they are selected from among the imperfect people actually available in this world. Worse, they are selected from the extroverts rather than the wise.

Statism and totalitarianism can happen here unless we fight it. (Included in Hayek’s book but, as far as I know, not in any current literature aimed at the citizens.)

The book discusses several other topics as well. It's objective is not only to convince people to support freedom but to arm them with facts and sound logic to help in that battle.

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