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Steal this book.

Actually, you can't, because it's free. One of the classic libertarian works, Hayek's Road to Serfdom, is available for download in the Reader's Digest Condensed Version here. The same site features an illustrated version.

I didn't read this until after I'd already had a thoroughgoing exposure to Heinlein and Ayn Rand, so it didn't have the impact on me that it's had on others, but it's an outstanding book and well worth your time. Frankly, I'm surprised the folks at Reader's Digest were able to condense it; I don't recall it as having that much in the way of wasted words or trimming. (Classical Values)

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qob
Jan. 19th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Downloaded. I will read it and pass it on.
I think we will need it in the coming days.
wombat_socho
Jan. 19th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Especially the young folks.
chocol8fiend
Jan. 20th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
the road to serfdom
This is a book that cant be underestimated for its effect on the world. It was a major influence on both Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Needless to say I am sure the 80 percent of the people in US have no idea what it is. They probably know who wrote Das Kapital, a book that was also influential - in a completely negative way.


wombat_socho
Jan. 20th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
Re: the road to serfdom
Agreed.
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