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Don't Vote, Get This Book April 4, 2011
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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"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
|Apologia Pro !%@& Sua||p. xxi|
|The Sex, Death, and Boredom Theory of Politics|
|Kill Fuck Marry||p. 5|
|Politics Makes Us Free-And We're Worth It||p. 9|
|A Digression on Happiness||p. 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 Principles||p. 49|
|The Purgatory of Freedom and the Hell of Politics||p. 63|
|Morality in Politics-And What's It Doing in There?||p. 83|
|More Taxes||p. 103|
|Being Penny-Wise||p. 107|
|What is to be Done?|
|The U.S.S. Thresher Bailout and the Washing-Machine-for-Her-Birthday Stimulus Plan||p. 117|
|And While We're at It...||p. 125|
|Generation Vex||p. 129|
|Health Care Reform||p. 133|
|Climate Change||p. 149|
|The End of the American Automobile Industry||p. 151|
|The Trade Imbalance||p. 159|
|Gun Control||p. 165|
|Campaign Finance Reform||p. 169|
|Foreign Policy||p. 185|
|Foreign Policy, Part Two-It Keeps Getting More Foreign||p. 191|
|Putting our Big, Fat Political Ass on a Diet|
|Why I'm Right||p. 205|
|Where the Right Went Wrong||p. 219|
|A Digression on Shouting at Each Other||p. 233|
|The Next Big Stink||p. 243|
|The Fix Is In||p. 251|
|All Hands on Deck||p. 269|
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