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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler and Sunstein

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

07/01/2008Mises Review
Thaler and Sunstein have set themselves a seemingly impossible task. Paternalists maintain that it is sometimes justifiable to interfere with someone's freedom, if doing so will promote his own good.
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The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul

07/01/2008Mises Review
In his historic campaign for president, Ron Paul again and again held up the Constitution as a benchmark to judge the policies of the American government. For this, some libertarians criticized him.
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How Much Money Does an Economy Need? Solving the Central Economic Puzzle of Money, Prices, and Jobs, by Hunter Lewis

Free MarketsMoney and Banks

07/01/2008Mises Review
In Are the Rich Necessary? Hunter Lewis showed himself to be a master of dialectics; and he here applies the same method to monetary theory.
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Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, by Nicholson Baker

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

07/01/2008Mises Review
The neoconservatives are already in hot pursuit of Human Smoke . In the March 2008 issue of Commentary, David Pryce-Jones called it a "mendacious book."
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The Return of History and the End of Dreams, by Robert Kagan

War and Foreign Policy

07/01/2008Mises Review
In this instance, you can judge a book by its cover. The back of the dust jacket displays endorsements by two of our foremost warmongers. Both John McCain and Joseph Lieberman praise Kagan as an insightful analyst of foreign policy.
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A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt, by John V. Denson

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

07/01/2008Mises Review
Judge Denson has, in this excellent book, expertly solved a difficult problem. Wars are a principal means for the state to increase its power.
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, by Robert P. Murphy

Free Markets

04/01/2008Mises Review
Robert Murphy's admirable book is much more than a conventional defense of capitalism. Murphy includes standard material, e.g., why price controls, minimum wage legislation, and rent control do not work.
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Morality and Political Violence, by C.A.J. Coady

04/01/2008Mises Review
Professor Coady is best known for a book on the epistemology of testimony, Testimony: A Philosophical Study ; but he has also established a well-deserved reputation as an authority on the just-war tradition.
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The Conscience of a Liberal, by Paul Krugman

Big GovernmentInterventionism

04/01/2008Mises Review
Like him or not, Paul Krugman is an economic theorist of distinction, a winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, and often rumored to be in the running for the Nobel Prize.
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Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism: A Call to Action, by George Weigel

War and Foreign Policy

04/01/2008Mises Review
The key to George Weigel's thought lies in his earlier massive volume Tranquillitas Ordini a . St. Augustine beautifully defined peace as the tranquility of order.
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