9780802119605

Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802119605

  • ISBN10:

    0802119603

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/21/2010
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Summary

"The free market is a bathroom scale. We may not like what we see when we step on the bathroom scale, but we can't pass a law making ourselves weigh 165. Liberals and leftists think we can."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Apologia Pro !%@& Suap. xxi
The Sex, Death, and Boredom Theory of Politics
Kill Fuck Marryp. 5
Politics Makes Us Free-And We're Worth Itp. 9
A Digression on Happinessp. 25
The Happy Realization That All Freedoms Are Economic Freedoms (And Failure Is an Option)p. 35
The Murderous Perverted Nuptial Bliss Method of Establishing Political Principlesp. 49
The Purgatory of Freedom and the Hell of Politicsp. 63
Morality in Politics-And What's It Doing in There?p. 83
Taxesp. 97
More Taxesp. 103
Being Penny-Wisep. 107
What is to be Done?
The U.S.S. Thresher Bailout and the Washing-Machine-for-Her-Birthday Stimulus Planp. 117
And While We're at It...p. 125
Generation Vexp. 129
Health Care Reformp. 133
Climate Changep. 149
The End of the American Automobile Industryp. 151
The Trade Imbalancep. 159
Gun Controlp. 165
Campaign Finance Reformp. 169
Terrorismp. 177
Foreign Policyp. 185
Foreign Policy, Part Two-It Keeps Getting More Foreignp. 191
Putting our Big, Fat Political Ass on a Diet
Why I'm Rightp. 205
Where the Right Went Wrongp. 219
A Digression on Shouting at Each Otherp. 233
The Next Big Stinkp. 243
The Fix Is Inp. 251
All Hands on Deckp. 269
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Don't Vote, Get This Book April 4, 2011
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I just happened to buy this textbook at the airport yesterday before a 4 hour flight. I recognized O'Rourke's name, picked it up, read a couple of paragraphs and decided to plop down the $25 cover price. I had every intention of reading it later in the week, as I was too tired and needed to nap on the plane. Well, I couldn't put it down! I read the entire textbook! He is witty, incredibly intelligent and even charming in his criticism of our political system and the state of disarray it's in. I may start referring to this as "the new Libertarian manifesto!" Read the chapter on Global Climate Change (where O'Rourke challenges you to go tell 1.2 billion Chinese people that they can't have a car, old stove or fireplace because we think it might be causing the Earth to get warmer) and, if you're anything like me, you'll be hooked!
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