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Looking Backward: 2162-2012 A View from a Future Libertarian Republic Paperback – February 17, 2012
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She has degrees in Flute Performance, Economics, Chinese, a graduate degree in International Finance and she spent two semesters studying in Beijing, China. Prior to purchasing her business, she was a financial analyst for the Chinese joint venture power plant investments of an Eastern Iowa energy company.
Her other hobbies include practicing Hapkido (a Korean martial art in which she is a 4th-degree black belt instructor), reading history and Golden-Age British mysteries, and gardening.
Top Customer Reviews
Even seasoned libertarians will find fresh insights in this book, and non-libertarians will find their world views seriously challenged. Anyone who is new to libertarianism will find the book very useful, since it will fill in the gaps that most newcomers have in their understanding of libertarian answers to a variety of problems. Five stars!
If I were to judge this novel by its plot, characterization, or dialogue, I would have to knock off a couple of stars. I won't because those elements, which are crucial to most novels, don't matter here. The flimsy plot is quite adequate to the author's purpose which is to portray a near-ideal libertarian society. I wouldn't call her vision a "utopia" because at several points, Prof. Seeton, the expositor and defender of the new society, admits that it has flaws. He even says it will collapse eventually and only hopes that event will be peaceful.
I almost wished that I too could crawl into a time capsule, as her protagonist does, and go back to a time before I became a libertarian. That's because this would be such a dandy introduction for someone new to the philosophy. A novice with an open mind would find a trove of solid arguments on nearly every aspect of human life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
What the USA presently, and for decades, is suffering from is Crony Capitalism. More aptly named Fascism, according to Benito Mussolini, or as John Stossel refers to it,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. Shepherd
As a libertarian, I looked forward to this book, as I have been searching for fiction that is "after the revolution" and have found it difficult to find. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. Cleary
A great sequel and much needed.
It should be required reading for us all
Actually seemed like current events to me
Poorly written utopian libertarian fantasy. Oh, the freemarket solves all of our problems. And voluntary service and contributions will save us. Blah blah blah.Published 20 months ago by Joecool
I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking story. Cody's optimistic and tolerant future view offers a glimpse at how people with widely differing values and priorities can live... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Edward B. Wright
I love stories from this perspective but this one was chocked way too full of dogma and what I believe to be many assumptions about human nature to enable me to wade through the... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Zev Paiss
I am new to the realization that I am probably Libertarian. Having said that, it is helpful to start with simple comparisons to other ideologies. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I learned so much from it. Her book may be fictional, but it is an inspired, enlightening vision. Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by Lee Gordon Seebach
That said, I have 1 small quibble and one large quibble.
The author states that the oil & gas industry receives massive subsidies. Read more