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Freedom. Freedom from government meddling and taxation. Freedom of association. These freedoms are inseparable, and they are the engines of human progress. A simple idea? Perhaps. Yet this simple idea has been responsible for more human happiness than any other.
In The Joy of Freedom, David R. Henderson shines a light on freedom at work in every corner of human life, making the most powerful case for free markets since Milton and Rose Friedman's Free to Choose. Along the way, he demolishes the conventional "wisdom" that has justified government's role in environmental regulation, education, social security, and healthcare; and shows once and for all why government programs perpetuate poverty instead of eliminating it.
Forget the "dismal science": Economist Henderson writes with passion about the joyous science. You will always know where he stands: with freedom, and against tyranny-in any guise.Free and healthy, at half the cost How deregulation and the Internet can make healthcare more competitive-and less expensive Nature's best friend: property rights How property rights are protecting wildlife, from elephants to hawks Interviewing Ralph Nader Nader defends regulations that kill thousands of people every year Governments promote racism and free markets combat it Some fascinating stories on South Africa, the United States, and Schindler's List Beyond public schools: education in a free society The 10 most important things you've learned Free markets: empowering the poor, worldwide Property ownership: the best solution for abolishing hunger and poverty
The world's most powerful idea: for real joy, you need real freedom.
The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey brings free market economics to life through stories of those who have discovered it in their own lives. David R. Henderson, one of the world's most vigorous advocates of free markets, celebrates those in American society-and around the world-who are fighting to get the government off their backs.
No writer has more masterfully illustrated the centrality of freedom and enlightened self-interest to a well-run economyand a good society. Henderson demonstrates the powerand the potentialof free markets to improve the environment, education, health, community, culture, and every other aspect of life that matters. This plain-speaking book crystallizes the inherent contradictions between government and freedom, showing why even the most well-intentioned governments can deliver nothing but disaster.
For those who already believe in free markets, this book offers powerful ammunition; for those who are skeptical, it will be a revelation."The Joy of Freedom is a quasi-autobiographical clarion call for a free society. It is passionate and eloquent, yet at the same time, thoughtful, informed, and profound. A splendid statement of the moral case for a free society, at the same time it is an informed and comprehensive survey of its practical virtues and of the harm done by widespread government intervention. "Milton Friedman
This is the kind of book that should have been required reading in high school, maybe even as required textbooks all across America! Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by A. Kim
Most Americans are in the 15 percent tax bracket and pay 3 to 4 cents per dollar in State tax. On top of that American's pay 7.65 percent in social security and medicare taxes. Read morePublished on July 30, 2006 by Golden Lion
This is an enjoyable book. It is part autobiography and part political philosophy and, perhaps best of all, it provides well supported and practical solutions to many of our... Read morePublished on March 12, 2004
The Joy of Freedom is like Atlas Shrugged in that reading both books ignites a passion for liberty in me. Henderson, like Rand, is a zealous advocate of freedom. Read morePublished on March 3, 2004 by P. Murray
Professor Henderson does not disappoint with this book. During the early 1990s, I had the pleasure of taking a class from Professor Henderson at the Naval Postgraduate School. Read morePublished on September 3, 2002 by Zecon
Better than "Free to Choose"
If you liked "the armchair economist" you will love this book.
Very clean prose.
Buy this engaging book if for no other reason than to read the author's lucid explanation of the federal health care cost mess. Read morePublished on January 28, 2002 by Thomas F. Lee
This book is one of the most spiritually emancipating books I've read in a while. In it the author removes the concept of freedom from the tired sepia tones of historic context and... Read morePublished on January 22, 2002 by Paul Downs
This is not a deep scholarly tome - although well researched - but it goes through a number of areas and explains why the free alternative (as opposed to the regulated or... Read morePublished on January 6, 2002 by Jonathan Brown