Friday, August 14, 2015

The Causes, Means, and Effects of Government Power and the Need to Deconstruct Statism

By Don Boudreaux

Normally when I announce new books that interest me I do so in my “Some Links” series.  But this book deserves its own plug, undiluted with other matter.  The book is Bob Higgs’s latest, Taking a Stand.  Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
Renowned economist and historian Robert Higgs has pioneered a whole new understanding of the causes, means, and effects of government power and the need to deconstruct statism and re-establish institutions that protect and advance liberty, prosperity, and peace.
In the course of his work, he has completed seminal work on such issues as health care, the environment, law and economics, urban development, race discrimination, agriculture, immigration, war and peace, economic development, government spending and debt, welfare, money and banking, presidential power, civil liberties, the Great Depression, science, unemployment, and far more.
Now Taking a Stand offers the grand opportunity to make his vast insights available to general readers by combining his keen analysis with his engaging wit, humility and compassion in order to charm, educate and inspire people on the moral and practical imperative of individual liberty, entrepreneurship and innovation, peace, economic growth, personal responsibility, civic virtue, and the rule of law. Taking a Stand is organized into 99 short, accessible chapters to present a powerful and uplifting vision for the future.
Buy it.  Read it.  Study it.  Read it again.  Give it to friends and family.

The above originally appeared at Cafe Hayek

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