Friday, 23 October 2009

Reading List

This post is currently more of a “work in progress” at the moment. Eventually I hope to have a libertarian reading list as a permanent link on the side bar of this blog. I would prefer however to others make contributions and suggestions to the list beforehand.

Fredric Bastiat – The Law
Jagdish Bhagwati – In defence of Globalisation
Johan Goldberg- Liberal Fascism
Milton Friedman – Capitalism and Freedom
Milton Friedman – Bright Promises, Dismal Performances
Thomas Friedman – The World is Flat
F.A Hayek – Individualism and Economic Order
F.A Hayek – The Road to Serfdom
Henry Hazlitt – Economics in One Lesson
Richard Maybury – The Money Mystery
Richard Maybury – Whatever Happened to Justice?
Alan Moore – V for Vendetta (Comic Series)
Robert Nozick – Anarchy, State and Utopia
George Orwell - 1984
Ron Paul – A Manifesto
Ron Paul - Pillars of Prosperity
Joseph Stiglitz – Globalisation and its discontents
Benjamin Tucker – Instead of a book by a man too busy to write one
Ludwig Von Mises – The anti- capitalist mentality
Ludwig Von Mises – What has government done to our money?

I'm looking for people’s recommendations; whether they’re for books that are as yet not on the list, books on the list you feel are substandard or just recommending anything on here as a “must read”.

All input is appreciated.

Duncan Soutar
Scottish National Coordinator


Anonymous said...

Ive already found some more shortly after posting this.

-Libertarianism in One Lesson (David Bergland)
-The Libertarian Reader (David Boaz)
-Liberalism (Ludwig von Mises)
-The Trial (Franz Kafka)
-Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
-Economics for Real People (Gene Callahans)

Wormit Steve said...

I submit this limited (and I do mean limited) list. It travels through libertarianism, economics, the age of Scottish enlightment (one of the birth of libertarianism), and various historical events. My current catalogue is some 8GB (offline) with an additional 4 - 8 x more from a variety of sources. I would also suggest reading the opposition, for what we can learn and debate resolves our passions.

Eamonn Butler - Adam Smith - A Primer
Adam Smith - The theory of Moral Sentiments
Adam Smith - An Enquiry into Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Vols I - IV)
Albert Nock - Our Enemy The State
The Cato Letters
Ken Schoolland - The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible (A Free Market Odyssey) [Young Adults]
David Fordyce - The Elements of Morals
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature
F A Hayek - A Tiger by the Tail
F A Hayek - The Road to Serfdom
Frederic Bastiat - The Bastiat Collection (1&2)
Frederic Bastiat - Economic Harmonies
Gershom Carmichael - Natural Rights on the Threshold of Scottish Enlightment
Henry Hazlitt - Econimics on One Lesson
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke - Economic Writings and Two Treatises of Goverment
John Locke - The Two Treatises of Civil Government
LV Mises - Interventionism - An Economic Analysis
LV Mises - Liberty & Property
LV Mises - Socialism - An Economic & Sociological Analysis
LV Mises - The Theory of Money and Credit
LV Mises - (et al)
Murray Rothbard - America's Great Depression
Murray Rothbard - Defending the Undefendable
Murray Rothbard - Economic Thought Before Adam Smith
Murray Rothbard - Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays
Murray Rothbard - For a New Liberty - The Libertarian Manifesto (A Must!)
Murray Rothbard - History of Banks
Murray Rothbard - Man, Economy & State with Power & Market
Murray Rothbard - The Ethics of Liberty
Murray Rothbard - The Myth of Free Banking in Scotland
Murray Rothbard - What Has Government Done With Our Money
Ron Paul - The Revolution - A Manifesto
Ron Paul - End the Fed
Ron Paul - Freedom Under Siege
Ron Paul - Pillars pf Prosperity
Samual Smiles - Self Jelp with Illusions of Character and Conduct
Thomas Jefferson - The Works of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Paine - Common Sense
Thomas Paine - Common Sense Revisted by Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason
Thomas Paine - The Rights of Man

Anonymous said...

I would say that is a very good list right there. Would be a good idea I feel to first separate all the titles into different catagories for ease of use. Then highlight perhaps some of the best ones to give people a good place to start. Also a quick one line overview maynot be a bad thing.

Wormit Steve said...

Agreed. I do not wish to hog the input so I would ask for any/all contributors to copy their contributions into an email. We could then formally organise this into subjects and link this with (either main or Scotland region).

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

—Thomas Jefferson

Andrew said...

I would suggest James Bartholomew's "The Welfare State we're in" as an exposé of just how and why welfarism doesn't work.

Might it be possible to link to Amazon and get a small donation for each book bought?