Beyond Democracy Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty but to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government

ISBN-10: 1467987697
ISBN-13: 9781467987691
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Book details

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 1/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 102
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Democracy is widely considered to be the best political system imaginable. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that democracy has become a secular religion. The largest political faith on earth. To criticize the democratic ideal is to risk being regarded an enemy of civilized society.Yet that is precisely what Karel Beckman and Frank Karsten propose to do. In this provocative and highly readable book, they tackle the last political taboo: the idea that our salvation lies in democracy. With simple, straightforward arguments they show that democracy, in contrast to popular belief, does not lead to freedom, civilization, prosperity, peace, and the rule of law, but the opposite: to loss of freedom, social conflict, runaway government spending, a lower standard of living and the subversion of individual rights.They debunk 13 great myths with which democracy is usually defended. What is more, they offer an appealing alternative: a society based on individual freedom and voluntary social relations.Do you wonder why government keeps growing bigger and the public debt keeps getting higher, while your freedom and prosperity look ever more threatened? After reading his book, you won't wonder anymore - you know why it is happening and what can be done about it. Beyond Democracy is a groundbreaking and fascinating book for everyone who wants to better understand current social problems and the economic crisis.

Karel Beckman is a writer and journalist. He is chief editor of the online medium European Energy Review. Before that he worked as journalist at the Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad. His personal website is www.charlieville.nl.Frank Karsten is founder of Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation), a Dutch libertarian organization which acts to reduce taxes and government intervention. He regularly appears in public to speak against the growing interference of the State in the lives of citizens. www.meervrijheid.nl.

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