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Gestart door John Galt, maart 29, 2020, 22:56:37

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maart 29, 2020, 22:56:37 Laatste wijziging: maart 29, 2020, 23:21:25 door John Galt
Al weer een aantal jaar geleden heb ik eindelijk mijn politiek richting gevonden. Zwervend tussen idee├źn en stromingen, maar nooit een partij of stroming gevonden die volledig aansloot bij mijn visie tot ik in aanraking kwam met het libertarisme, geschoeid op de leer van Murray Rothbard. Andere benamingen: anarcho-kapitalisme en voluntarisme.

Dit boek opende echt mijn ogen: Ethics of Liberty. Wat mij betreft een must-read, en gelukkig is deze vrij (lees: gratis) te downloaden op https://mises.org/library/ethics-liberty

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CitaatMurray N. Rothbard's classic The Ethics of Liberty stands as one of the most rigorous and philosophically sophisticated expositions of the libertarian political position. What distinguishes Rothbard's book is the manner in which it roots the case for freedom in the concept of natural rights and applies it to a host of practical problems. An economist by profession, Rothbard here proves himself equally at home with philosophy. And while his conclusions are radical-that a social order that strictly adheres to the rights of private property must exclude the institutionalized violence inherent in the state-his applications of libertarian principles prove surprisingly practical for a host of social dilemmas, solutions to which have eluded alternative traditions. The Ethics of Liberty authoritatively established the anarcho-capitalist economic system as the most viable and the only principled option for a social order based on freedom.
"Who is John Galt?"  is an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state of the world

John Galt

Ayn Rand was haar tijd ook al ver vooruit. Haar boeken zijn lange tijd verplichte kost geweest op Amerikaanse scholen, tot ook daar het socialistische denken toesloeg.
Ze heeft twee meesterlijke romans geschreven, beiden gaan over de strijd tussen het kapitalisme (in haar oorspronkelijke definitie) en het socialisme. Uitgebreide verhandeling over ethiek en moraliteit en wat er gebeurt als socialisme wint.

Altlas Shrugged (in NL: de kracht van atlantis)
https://www.bol.com/nl/p/atlas-shrugged/1001004002937817/?bltgh=k4Ca6nXBtZaj5Xqym0BBPw.1_4.7.ProductTitle
CitaatThis is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world's motor--and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life--from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy--to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction--to the philosopher who becomes a pirate--to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph--to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad--to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.

The Fountainhead (in NL: Eeuwige bron)
https://www.bol.com/nl/p/the-fountainhead/1001004002937819/?bltgh=k4Ca6nXBtZaj5Xqym0BBPw.1_4.6.ProductTitle
CitaatHer first major literary success, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is an exalted view of her Objectivist philosophy, portraying a visionary artist struggling against the dull, conformist dogma of his peers; a book of ambition, power, gold and love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Architect Howard Roark is as unyielding as the granite he blasts to build with. Defying the conventions of the world around him, he embraces a battle over two decades against a double-dealing crew of rivals who will stop at nothing to bring him down. These include, perhaps most troublesome of all, the ambitious Dominique Francon, who may just prove to be Roarke's equal. This epic story of money, power and a man's struggle to succeed on his own terms is a paean to individualism and humanity's creative potential. First published in 1943, The Fountainhead introduced millions to Rand's philosophy of Objectivism: an uncompromising defence of self-interest as the engine of progress, and a jubilant celebration of man's creative potential. Ayn Rand (1905-1982), born Alisa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, emigrated to America with her family in January 1926, never to return to her native land. Her novel The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and eventually became a bestseller. Still occasionally working as a screenwriter, Rand moved to New York City in 1951 and published Atlas Shrugged in 1957. Her novels espoused what came to be called Objectivism, a philosophy that champions capitalism and the pre-eminence of the individual. If you enjoued The Fountainhead, you might like Rand's Atlas Shrugged, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'In The Fountainhead power, greed, life's grandeur flow hot and red in thrilling descriptions' London Review of Books 'Ayn Rand is a writer of great power... she writes brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly' The New York Times
"Who is John Galt?"  is an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state of the world

John Galt

"Who is John Galt?"  is an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state of the world

uomo preoccupato

Daniel Kahneman - Ons feilbaar denken



Duidelijk geschreven en zet je aan het denken.
Utinam ad omnes bonae voluntatis homines pertingant, quibus bonum curae est uniuscuiusque viri ac feminae necnon totius societatis humanae sors!

uomo preoccupato

Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens



Yuval Noah Harari - Homo Deus



Yuval Noah Harari - 21 lessen voor de 21ste eeuw



Drieluik die onze geschiedenis en toekomst helder beschrijft, maar vooral ook eerlijk en nuchter.
Utinam ad omnes bonae voluntatis homines pertingant, quibus bonum curae est uniuscuiusque viri ac feminae necnon totius societatis humanae sors!

uomo preoccupato

Als je meer wilt weten c.q. zien van Yuval Noah Harari, kijk dan op YouTube of naar de uitzending met Adriaan van Dis - speciale editie van DWDD, uitgezonden op 4 februari 2020.

Utinam ad omnes bonae voluntatis homines pertingant, quibus bonum curae est uniuscuiusque viri ac feminae necnon totius societatis humanae sors!

uomo preoccupato

Huib Modderkolk - Het is oorlog maar niemand die het ziet.



Dit boek gaat over een journalist die een aantal 'geheimen' zichtbaar wil maken in de data wereld in relatie tot de diverse 'geheime' diensten in de wereld.
Utinam ad omnes bonae voluntatis homines pertingant, quibus bonum curae est uniuscuiusque viri ac feminae necnon totius societatis humanae sors!