Libertarianism for Beginners

Libertarianism for Beginners Libertarianism isn t about winning elections it is first and foremost a political philosophy a description of how in the opinion of libertarians free people ought to treat one another at least when

  • Title: Libertarianism for Beginners
  • Author: Todd Seavey Nathan Smith John Stossel
  • ISBN: 9781939994660
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Libertarianism isn t about winning elections it is first and foremost a political philosophy a description of how, in the opinion of libertarians, free people ought to treat one another, at least when they use the law, which they regard as potentially dangerous If libertarians are correct, the law should intrude into people s lives as little as possible, rarely telling tLibertarianism isn t about winning elections it is first and foremost a political philosophy a description of how, in the opinion of libertarians, free people ought to treat one another, at least when they use the law, which they regard as potentially dangerous If libertarians are correct, the law should intrude into people s lives as little as possible, rarely telling them what to do or how to live.A political and economic philosophy as old as John Locke and John Stuart Mill, but as alive and timely as Rand Paul, the Tea Party, and the novels of Ayn Rand, libertarianism emphasizes individual rights and calls for a radical reduction in the power and size of government Libertarianism For Beginners lays out the history and principles of this often misunderstood philosophy in lucid, dispassionate terms that help illuminate today s political dialogue.

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    1. What is Libertarianism all about? This book attempts to give the answer.Quoting from the book, it is a "political philosophy that emphasizes individual rights, including strong property rights, and the radical shrinking or abolition of government (since government routinely interferes with your use of your body and property)." A person can do what they want with their body or possessions as long as they don't use someone else's body or possessions without their consent.Victimless crimes, like us [...]

    2. I think it could have been organized a little better (to the point where the organization effected my understanding of the topic), but it was still super helpful.

    3. I wish I could give this book less than a star. It read like a term paper that had to be a certain word count. Poorly written and obviously biased.

    4. It's probably best that I preface this review with the caveat that I'm a close friend of the author, whom I've known for years. That said, I like to think of myself as relatively objective when it comes to these things. As a fellow libertarian-who at times strongly differs from Mr. Seavey-I can appreciate the scope of the task he's set before himself with this book. Namely, explaining a (relatively) recent philosophy which seems to contradict what most people have been taught throughout their fo [...]

    5. Todd Seavy provides a brief but thorough introduction of Libertarianism through informative methods rather than persuasive methods, yet it is his objective approach towards this political philosophy that is ultimately the most persuasive. The Libertarian Party is unfortunately still widely unappreciated. This small political party manages to remain consistent with its beliefs by holding only three core values: all humans have the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to own property [...]

    6. Maybe I'm not a beginner. This was a fine book that briefly explained libertarianism and the different factions of it.I have been confused, and still am, at how liberal-libertarians support their views. But I suppose to an anarcho-libertarian, a conservative-libertarian is equally confusing.There was a lot of repetition in the book. Someone would be mentioned and explained and then there was a pull-out that said the same thing in the biographical sketch.I read the Kindle version of this. I compl [...]

    7. For those wanting to get a quick introduction to Libertarianism, look no further than this book. This is definitely for the lay-person new to political ideas. There is definitely a feeling of 'yeah, but.' for some points raised, but this is an introduction, not a complete thesis. He covers the history of Libertarianism, notable people, basics of Libertarianism, and common questions raised to Libertarians. I loved this book and will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about this [...]

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