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- Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute (August 30, 2010)
- Publication Date: August 30, 2010
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- Language: English
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More About the Author
He created the first commercial service of online book distribution that published entirely in the commons (The Laissez Faire Club) and he was an early innovator in online distribution of literature during his tenure as builder and editor of Mises.org. He created the the first live classroom in the liberty-oriented ideological space and assembled the official bibliography of famed economic writer Henry Hazlitt, a project that included more than 10,000 entries. Early in his career, following his degree in economics and journalism, he served as research assistant to Ron Paul at his private foundation.
Jeffrey Tucker has been a two-time featured guest on John Stossel's show, interviewed on Glenn Beck's television show, appeared frequently on Huffington Post Live and Russia Today, been the two-time Master of Ceremonies at Libertopia, been featured at FreedomFest, the featured speaker at Liberty Forum three years, keynoted the Young Americans for Liberty national convention, has spoken at many dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world including Harvard University and Boston University, has been quoted in the New York Times and Washington Post, and is in constant demand as a headline speaker at libertarian, technology, and monetary conferences around the world.
His books are: Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo (2010), It's a Jetson's World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes (2011), Beautiful Anarchy: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age (2012), Freedom Is a Do-It-Yourself Project (2013), and Sing Like a Catholic (2009). Four of his books have been translated into Spanish and published.
Publishing site: tucker.liberty.me
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Top Customer Reviews
Chapter 2, "The Turn of the Screw", was so ridiculously simple a concept I chastise myself for not being able to figure this out on my own. After turning up the temperature on our water heater, the water coming out of the kitchen sink is actually hot for once, and many of the benefits outlined in this chapter prove true to me and my family.
Chapter 38, "Protectionism and My Stuffy Nose", was another eye opener. To me, Sudafed was a sleeping pill and not a decongestant; for so long it failed me as a decongestant I gave up on that being it's purpose. I admit that in my ignorance I didn't even know there was "the good ole' stuff" behind the counter locked away where only the pharmacist can access it. To treat my most recent cold I visited the nearest Walgreens and browsed the decongestants, not able to find any medicine containing pseudoephedrine, so I asked the pharmacist and she pointed me to a locked case behind her with what looked like boxes of the same decongestants, but of course these were different. After providing ID and signing a form promising not to use the pills for nefarious purposes, I took a dosage and what do you know? It worked like a charm!Read more ›
Beginning with several essays on household topics such as inadequate toilets, over the counter drugs, ceiling fans, and razors, the book slowly and deliberately takes a broader look at how government intervention continually makes things worse regardless of the situation. Fun essays on the Jetsons, getting haircuts, and several musical allusions are balanced with serious references to war, power, politics, and corruption. Among the most educational moments are the topics on various writers from the past and from today including Mark Twain, Murray Rothbard, Garet Garrett, and a nice piece on Rube Goldberg. Packed around these are mention of Ludwig Von Mises, Ayn Rand, Henry Hazlitt, and Leonard Read and several others. Further ideas on publishing, copyright, and free exchange of ideas leave the reader breathless with excitement, imagining a world of open, free market benefits.
The writing is smooth, the stories are vastly entertaining, and the higher purpose of the book is accomplished, resulting in a suspicion of virtually anything connected to government action. Tucker's insights are remarkable and his sense of mission to make the world a better place through individual effort apart from the state is relentless.Read more ›
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The thread that ties the articles together is the libertarian lens through which the subjects are viewed. Says Tucker, "This book is about seeing that just because government mandates certain things and forbids others does not mean that we must follow or even tolerate the official roadmap for our lives." (p. 7) So whether commerce, crime, food, or other areas of life, Tucker reveals what the world would look like absent government sprawl. And let me say: Tucker has persuaded me (full disclosure: not a libertarian) that the world would be much better off. Whether that persuasion is a function of Tucker's cogency or the glaring incompetence of government, I don't know for sure. A bit of both, I suspect.
There is an obvious sense of humor in Tucker's writing and it makes for a fun read. In his article extolling the virtues of the garbage disposal, for example, he says:
"For years, I've reveled in it. They still don't have them in Europe, where things seem to have regressed since the Middle Ages when sewage systems became more common. Nowadays, the Euro-people commonly toss their trash in their own yards, and try to cover up for this primitive reality by calling it 'composting.' If you were a New Yorker before 1997, you were guilty of a crime if you used a garbage disposal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Jeffrey Tucker's writing. Anarchist, funny and entertaining.Published 13 months ago by Uwe Wichmann
A really fun read covering a lot of ground in a short amount of time.You will possible want to dig deeper into some of the ideas and he gives a lot of great suggestions for further... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Comes across as a little curmudgeonly sometimes, and there are certainly plenty of eccentricities, but as a libertarian, this speaks to me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Greig McGill
Three and a half stars. This is a collection of essays and blog-posts which really isn't my style. Please take that into account in my rating. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Shane C. Pruyne
Loved this collection of short pieces based on Austrian Economics. Easy reading with a message.Published 17 months ago by Robert E. Cannon
clearly thought out life hacks deeply rooted in principle. highly recommended, because even if you don't agree, thought provoking.Published 18 months ago by skipmeißter
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"Words are delectable. Especially when they go down the mind's throat smoothly- without the harsh fizz of soda pop. Read more
This book is more of a reflection on things that one believes as common knowledge without ever thinking about whether or not this knowledge is actually true. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Guntario
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