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The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism

The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism - David D. Friedman This book was disappointing. Instead of crafting a convincing argument, it seemed like Friedman was writing to an audience of believers. He often spends no more than three pages on a complex topic, like how national security would work without a centralized state, then satisfied that he has made his case, moves on to something much more inane.There were some interesting ideas about the morality of government and the practical aspects of anarcho-capitalism, but they were too intertwined with half thought through ideas and libertarian platitudes to make them compelling to me.I'd recommend something like Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson something by Murray Rothbard for a more thoughtful discussion.