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Libertarianism : a primer [ signed]

Boaz, David

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ISBN 10: 0684831988 / ISBN 13: 9780684831985
Published by Free Press, New York, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in white boards with white and blue DJ ; 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index. Signed by author.The coming libertarian age -- The roots of libertarianism -- What rights do we have? -- The dignity of the individual -- Pluralism and toleration -- Law and the Constitution -- Civil society -- The market process -- What big government is all about -- Contemporary issues -- The obsolete state -- The libertarian future. Politics and government -- Public opinion. Fine copy in fine(-) DJ. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 82820

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Title: Libertarianism : a primer [ signed]

Publisher: Free Press, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Details libertarianism's roots, central tenets, solutions to contemporary policy dilemmas, and future in American politics

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Libertarianism used to be just a topic at your high school Government Club. But since all those Ayn Rand-niks are now in Congress, it's become a bigger deal. This book is an admirably clear exposition of the position--defined by David Boaz as "the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others"--which is useful to both adherents and those who merely want to "know the enemy." Of course, a lot of questions are left unanswered: Do I have to obey speed limits? Is it OK for me to drive on the left as long as I promise to swerve when I see you coming? Aren't there a lot of valuable enterprises that couldn't be achieved by individual effort alone, but only with a degree of government compulsion, including the federal highway system, public parks, and public libraries?

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