The Freeman Reviews FMR
The feedback we have been getting on the book has been incredible, but I’m particularly blown away by George Leef’s review of Free Market Revolution in The Freeman:
Most Freeman readers have probably come across books that purport to defend capitalism and the free market, but do so in a weak, apologetic way. The authors of such books may feel the need to couch their arguments in terms that sound appealing to Americans who have been steeped in anti-capitalist education; or perhaps they view capitalism as merely the least bad among competing systems.
If you cringe at books like that, allow me to introduce you to one that makes a full-throated, unapologetic case in favor of laissez-faire. Free Market Revolution by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (respectively, executive director of and a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute) argues strongly and convincingly that the pursuit of self-interest—profit—is morally good and is the only path to progress and harmony. Their book couldn’t be more timely. In an election year, when candidates promise to either have government expand more or at best grow a little less rapidly, Brook and Watkins argue that our problems are rooted in vastly excessive government and we must cut it back to its proper functions before it’s too late. . . .
John Adams famously wrote that the real American Revolution began long before the first shots were fired. It began, he said, when the people started thinking that they didn’t have to remain pawns of the British King and should run their own lives. Free Market Revolution could accomplish the same thing—a revolution in the minds of the people.
What can you say after something like that except “Thank you”? Whole thing here.