Rollback by Tom Woods

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Economist and Historian has a new book, Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Fiscal Collapse.

In it he addresses:

  • Could we survive without the welfare state?
  • Was the Industrial Revolution a disaster for workers and an evidence of the wickedness of the free market?
  • The market vs. global poverty
  • How the market, in spite (not because) of government, leads to higher living standards for everyone
  • How the market leads to improved working conditions and does away with child labor
  • Federal education programs: a critique
  • Doesn't Sweden prove a large welfare state is compatible with lasting prosperity?
  • If government shrinks, won't big business fill the void and oppress the public via predatory pricing?
  • Why it's impossible to design a wealth-redistribution program that does not cause net harm
  • The truth about "affordable housing" programs
  • Iceland and the financial crisis: a case study of free markets run amok?
  • California energy "deregulation" – proof that free markets don't work?
  • Is the Savings & Loan (S&L) crisis evidence of the failure of free markets?
  • The real record of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and workplace safety
  • The Food and Drug Administration
  • Don't we need to make an exception for government science funding?
  • A primer on the War on Drugs
  • Obamacare: the problems and the solution
  • Why "stimulus" programs make things worse
  • How prudential regulation contributed to the financial crisis
  • Are some firms "too big to fail"?
  • Did the "repeal" of Glass-Steagall contribute to the financial crisis?
  • The real story of "deregulation" and the financial crisis
  • Is Paul Krugman right to absolve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of blame?
  • The Pentagon's impact on the US economy
  • Has the Federal Reserve really made the US economy more stable, as so many proponents claim?
  • What caused the bank panics of the 19th century? Are they evidence of the need for a central bank?
  • The separation of money and state
  • Do we need the Fed to protect us from deflation?
  • Regulation as an anticompetitive device

Mine's in the mail. I dare any progressive on this board to read it.

FrankChodorov's picture
Dec. 23, 2010 6:00 am

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