Jacob H. Huebert Libertarianism Today

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Americans are becoming ever more disillusioned with the two traditional political parties. Both seem to offer more of the same: more spending, more war, more bailouts for big businesses, more control over people's lives.

That's why more people than ever are taking a look at libertarianism.

But what does that mean? Attorney and law professor Jacob H. Huebert explains in Libertarianism Today, an engaging introduction to the libertarian movement's ideas and people.

The book starts with the basic libertarian idea that people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they don't harm anyone else. Then the book examines what that means for a wide range of contemporary issues, including the economy, health care, guns, drugs, online file-sharing, and more.

Libertarianism Today also introduces the people who are advancing these ideas, from maverick Congressman Ron Paul to the Austrian economists who predicted the 2008 financial crisis to the lawyers who are fighting for freedom in the courts.

Read this book and see how, even as it's getting more mainstream attention than ever, today's libertarian movement has only become more starkly opposed to the Washington DC status quo - and see why more people than ever are considering this genuine alternative.

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Widespread disgust with and/or mistrust of traditional political parties leaves many Americans looking for another way—and curious about libertarians and libertarianism. But what, exactly, does being a libertarian mean?

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Jacob H. Huebert is an award-winning attorney and adjunct professor of law at Ohio Northern University College of Law, Ada, OH. His writing appears frequently in newspapers across the country and in academic and professional journals. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Grove City College and a juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School, and he is a former law clerk to a U.S. Court of Appeals judge. He is also an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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