The book was very good and very informative. The book explains how Ayn Rand's morality of selfishness is necessary to direct our political actions toward having an economy of Capitalism. We must provide favorable arguments on all fronts thus appealing to not only the intellect, but the emotion. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough! Our long-term program must be to establish a limited government based on the principle of individual rights, with its economic concomitant, a fully free market. Our country is neither of those things, and it seems to get mor It might sound strange to say this, but my main gripe with Free Market Revolution is that it's too optimistic.
I will definitely be changing my voting habits now that the 2-party system has been brought into question. But it is not the entitlement mentality as much as the ideas that give rise to it that must be defeated. For brevities sake, let me just provide you with the titles of the chapters in the book which are divided into two parts: Part 1: The Problem 1. Americans have gradually accepted, perhaps largely through passive absorption, a moral code that is fundamentally opposed to liberty and free markets. And most important, they show how Rand's principles allow defenders of the free market to seize the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. Rand understood - as do the authors of this all-too-timely book - that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.
The attempt, of course, is hopeless; to save themselves, the passengers must get off the train altogether. Once the basic egoist view of morality and government is understood, the egoist view of war follows readily: The sole moral purpose of war is the same as the sole moral purpose of any other action by a proper government—that is, to protect the individual rights of its citizens. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Any Rand. Or opening up free trade. Please convince me that you have time, energy and knowledge to exercise caveat emptor for 45000 products. It is no wonder that our culture continues to move in the same direction.
J interesting and I admit that I go back and forth on this. This protects our lives, freedom, activities in the market, etc. Watkins show how the growth of government necessarily results in the shrinking of our prosperity and freedom. Some were reinforced while others have taken a lower place in my hierarchy. That said, let me now go over with you two really good topics from this book, topics of which there is often a lot of misunderstanding about, finger pointing in the wrong directions as the facts point otherwise… The first topic will be in regards to the 2008 Financial Crisis and the second, the Healthcare Crisis. As the first step, I recommend reading Free Market Revolution.
Now, back to the book. In the future it may allow us to extract zillion of Watts from few hydrogen atoms or cleaning the ocean of plastic bottles floating around? For anyone without any decent knowledge of those areas this book is a must read. The authors' moral arguments in favor of capitalism--taken from Ayn Rand--are simple and persuasive; they demonstrate those arguments with creative and fresh examples, and they introduce the ideas in a respectful manner that is accessible to any intelligent reader. Rand understood — as do the authors of this all-too-timely book — that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not. I feel like Tim Minchin in his song Storm. The compact, concentrated arguments in this volume can be persuasive. With clarity and courage Brook and Watkins present? Yaron Brook tells us that it is because they have not identified the corrosive effect of their having implicitly accepted the moral code of altruism.
There is an analogy here to domestic criminals. Rational, selfish soldiers do not desire mindless destruction of anyone, let alone innocents; they are willing to kill only because they desire freedom and realize that it requires using force against those who initiate force. Anyone who wants to understand why we have strayed so far from the Founders' ideals, and how we can find our way back, should read this book. For those seeking a deeper or more profound understanding of politics and economics, I can think of no better place to start than 'Free Market Revolution. Even you progressive, liberal, european socialist types you know who you are might consider reading this just to find out what those evil life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness types are thinking. If that frightens you do not read this book. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the swelling welfare state.
. A former finance professor at Santa Clara University, he is the co-writer with Don Watkins of a column on business and capitalism at Forbes. No mention of cutting defence. It is short only 221 pages and extremely readable. Nowhere in the book do the authors point out how altruism aligns with Obama's clear personal mission to cut America down to size. This is the best new book on Objectivism that I've read in many years.
There's a lot of decisive rhetoric about the beauty vs. Local experience of business and capitalism is one where national wealth was grabbed by few, where business meant taking loans with your workers houses as collateral, where even hinting that some part of health care should be private will have you lynched by the angry mob. Ditto for most goods and services offered in a free society. Hello wiggys, You could be right, but I will not go down without a fight. The question becomes more acute when there is increasing, real danger in remaining where you live, whether Cuba, Nazi Germany, etc.
The move to the political right of a significant portion of the electorate was obvious. These principles are acutely denoted in this book in a writing style that is informative, clear, and easy to comprehend. Instead of having to deal with unwilling, aging, nagging wife I would like someone willing and eager to please me in a way that I choose say for a year. The authors make the case that the answer is fundamentally a matter or morality. Also what happens to: 1. If these ideas gain a serious hearing, the case for capitalism made by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins will capture the moral highground and its advocates will win the battle for individualism and liberty being waged today.