Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why Liberty?

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The ideas presented in this book are about an alternative view of politics: a politics not of force, but of persuasion, of live and let live, of rejecting both subjugation and domination. The essays are mainly written by younger people who are active in Students For Liberty, a very dynamic and exciting interna- tional movement. They reflect no narrow national perspective, but speak to the broad range of human experience. They offer an introduction to the philosophy by which most human beings live their lives on a day-to-day basis. That philosophy goes by various names around the world, including liberal- ism, classical liberalism (to distinguish it from what is called “liberalism” in the United States), and libertarianism. It’s an approach that is at once simple and complicated, because it incorporates the insight that simple rules can generate complex orders. That’s one of the most important lessons of modern social science. Order can emerge spontaneously, a topic that is explored in greater detail in this book’s essays.

This short book is an invitation to think about important problems in new ways. It’s for those who come to the issues for the first time and for advanced scholars. I hope that both groups and all in between will benefit from these essays. They can be read in any order and no chapter requires that one read another. A reader can “dip into” the book without having to read the whole thing. Think of it as a bag of healthy and tasty snacks for the mind. And enjoy.

I took the above write-up from the Preface, I don’t believe I could hone it any better than this! It possesses a world of information and resources, worth the time to read as it is only 122 pages.

This is the eBook version: http://studentsforliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Why-Liberty-Final-Typeset-with-Cover.pdf

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Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

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The predecessor to Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money is pretty much the same, although his newer book has updated & newer forms as well as newer testimonials.

Before deciding to attend his FPU course I started this book, by the time I was halfway through I had enrolled. Both books contain a world of knowledge in order to reign in on your finances and get a leg up in the world, despite your earnings.

To read and glean through the information would be wise for any individual, couple, or family!

Godspeed & Good Read to all!

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Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey

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I just finished this book a few days ago. It really wasn’t too much different from Dave’s Total Money Makeover; although, it did have some updated testimonies, forms, etc.

I received this book as part of a package deal with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course (http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/), which my wife and I are attending for a 9 week class. It is a biblically based money management philosophy and great information whether you are old (or youth challenged) or young.

These are things that you can share with your family to bring them up to be self sufficient and far more prepared to live on their own. Unfortunately, far more parents are teaching their kids to not be prepared and what is worse many parents are teaching their children to be dependent upon them…and then are surprised when they return to them needing help.

Godspeed and Good Read to all!

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How to Solve Problems & Prevent Trouble

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Just finished this eBook. It was alright but not as emotionally charged as I would like.

It approaches the many kinds of problems and troubles that are caused by the illogical thoughts a person forms when he is emotional. After the concepts are formed, they seemingly are forgotten. But the problems and trouble persist.

Why?

Because the illogical thoughts still exist on the unconscious level, as does a memory, without the person’s awareness that he is being influenced by them.

This book presents techniques for discovering and releasing those trouble-causing thoughts so that problems are solved and further trouble is prevented.

Essentially, we are to change our “illogical thinking” in order to change the problems, thereby eliminating the troubles.

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PRIVACY CRISIS

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PRIVACY CRISIS IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION PLAN AND GUIDE TO ANONYMOUS LIVING by Grant Hall

An intriguing book that focuses its energies toward the ability of the average person (with the means to do so) to live an anonymous life. By doing so the average person can escape the possibility of having identity theft of taking place, evade a hostile spouse, or perhaps any one of many possibilities that would plague people throughout their lives. The majority of the book details how one can protect their privacy by use of trusts, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations. Also, by using an Employer Identification Number (EIN) instead of your Social Security Number, which will confound the ability of anyone finding you through the normal tracking means.

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“Constitution in Exile” by Judge Andrew Napolitano

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Of the three books (at that time) I found this to be the most thought provoking and the most challenging to that which I had learned growing up.  Growing up you are taught a great number of things, historically; however, to have the audacity to question what you were taught was unthinkable!  As you get older, possibly become wiser and more cynical – you end up questioning most, if not everything.  This book presented many points-of-fact from history and I began to see our history in a completely different light…the blinders were officially off!  This book should be just the beginning in lifting the blinders from your eyes and enable you to see past the revisionist history we were taught.  You may think the history became re-written within the 20th century, but it went as far back as President Adams with the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798.  Hmmmmmmm!  Our politicians have been tugging at our shirt-tails since the beginning, you ask?  Yes, indeed…they have been doing that and more.

George Santayanna once wrote, in essence, that a people who do not study their history are destined to repeat all their mistakes, again and again!  This is one book that illustrates the repetitiveness of our ignorance to history, both ours and the world.

Godspeed & Good Read to all!

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