What It Means to Be a Libertarian

ISBN-10: 0767900391
ISBN-13: 9780767900393
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Charles Murray
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 12/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Charles Murray believes that America's founders had it right--strict limits on the power of the central government and strict protection of the individual are the keys to a genuinely free society. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he proposes a government reduced to the barest essentials: an executive branch consisting only of the White House and trimmed-down departments of state, defense, justice, and environment protection; a Congress so limited in power that it meets only a few months each year; and a federal code stripped of all but a handful of regulations. Combining the tenets of classical Libertarian philosophy with his own highly-original, always provocative thinking, Murray shows why less government advances individual happiness and promotes more vital communities and a richer culture. By applying the truths our founders held to be self-evident to today's most urgent social and political problems, he creates a clear, workable vision for the future.

Introduction
The Framework
Principles
The Public Good
The Pursuit of Happiness
An Image of Limited Government
How Would it Work?
The Trendline Test
Choosing to Do It Ourselves
Removing Government from Economic Life
Tolerance and Discrimination
Permitting Revolutions in Education and Health Care
Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
Protecting the Environment
Removing Government from Civil Life
Loose Ends
Is it Possible?
Gloom and Hope
Government As "Them"
The Demand to Be Left Alone
Lived Freedom
The Stuff of Life
Conclusion
Sources and Acknowledgments

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