Buy Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Opening with a brisk presentation of essential ideas, Boaz defines libertarianism as the view that each person has the right to live his life in any. David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in His own work, Libertarianism: A Primer was published in

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According to the principle that libertarians call the nonaggression axiom, all acts of aggression against the liberrtarianism of others—whether committed by individuals or by governments—are unjust. One of the issues I did have with the book was a lack of sources for some of the statistics and quotes that he utilized; while these were not crucial put-offs for me, this may be a sticking point for some and may damage the finer ideas he articulates.

I would recommend this book to “possible” libertarians and to anyone who wishes to read things that are different from their current viewpoints. Because no individual has the right to control the peaceful activities of other self-owning individuals—e. While Boaz maintains he is against the idea of a utopia, he nonetheless argues for an unfettered free market as a solution to society’s ills – very far from a realist view of the world.


Bottom line – If you do not feel that one of the two dominant ideologies completely fits your personal convictions, give this book a shot.

A slave libsrtarianism considered by law as property,…. The theory of spontaneous order is a central feature of libertarian social and economic thinking see below Spontaneous order.

boz Not difficult to read or abstract at all, the author goes through the history of liberty and the rise of classical liberalism. We may not truly practice this combination of free markets and personal freedom around here, but we all advocate it.

This is a good read for people who do not know much about Libertarianism and want to understand it better.

Libertarianism: A Primer

With this being said I really did learn a great deal from this book and I’d highly reccomend it to citizens who view government programs in a positive light because this book is a scary libertagianism to how government spending is leading to further hardship and division in America. In response to the rise of totalitarian regimes in Russia, Italy, and Germany in the first half of the 20th century, some economists and political philosophers rediscovered aspects of the classical liberal tradition that were most distinctly individualist.

Hume libertagianism his analysis to the determination of interest rates and even to the emergence of the institutions of law and property. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a boazz points in mind. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While this did clarify some basic views of the Libertarian, I found most of the counterarguments for libertarianism simplistic, flawed, or avoided completely.

For libertarians, marriage legislation of any sort—either the legalization or libertariansm prohibition of same-sex…. English language, West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related…. How do I know? Internet URLs are the best. His explanation of why government should be less involved in the personal lives of ,ibertarianism citizens seem to be commonsense nowadays – something Boaz claims is a triumph of libertarian ideas. According to libertarians, free markets are among the most important but not the only examples of spontaneous order.


In its simplest form, this principle means that individuals should be governed by generally applicable and publicly known laws and not by the arbitrary decisions of kings, presidents, or bureaucrats.

What ties people together if they are essentially self-interested? Peaceful “occupy Wall St. Now, in the s, we are ready to apply the lessons of this century to make the next one the century not of the state but of the free individual.

Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz

It was necessary for somebody to nudge us that way and I’m sorry I’m borrowing the hyper-popular term but now car companies don’t fit an ashtray as standard anymore, and that’s because this small nudge there I go again has moved us all to a better place. His writing is not equivocal as current politico trends are using these redefined categories.

The recognition and protection of individuality and difference, they contend, does not necessarily entail denying libeftarianism existence of community or the benefits of living together. Other than that, an easy, interesting read, overall.