Best Reading Recommendations
Fred Foldvary's Top Ten Books
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Comments by Fred Foldvary
- Progress and Poverty, by Henry George
This classic book shows the ultimate cause of poverty and other economic problems, and the remedy. You can't really understand economics unless you read this book.
- Summerhill, by A. S. Neill
How to educate and raise children as free human beings. The book shows that freedom works.
- The Bible
One should read the Bible even if only because of its influence on our cultural heritage.
- Two Treatises of Government, by John Locke
Locke's ethical and political philosophy is the key work on liberty and natural rights, and influenced the authors of the American Declaration of Independence.
- Protagoras and Meno, by Plato
The philosophy of Plato and Socrates inquire into basic issues of justice and form the historical basis for today's thought. The dialogue style makes the philosophy fun to read.
- Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare
In my view, one of the greatest plays, and also provides great lines for verbal fights: "Urge me no more; I shall forget myself. Have mind upon your health; tempt me no further." "Away, slight man!" "Shall I be frightened when a madman stares?"
- Principles of Economics, by Carl Menger
Carl Menger founded the Austrian school of economics, and this book lays out in logical fashion the major theme of how subjective values become market prices, and how markets work.
- The Theory of Free Banking, by George Selgin
The two basic pillars of economic policy are public finance and money. This book shows how free-market money and banking is superior to central planning and controls.
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- Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda The Mexican Indian don Juan reveals how one can gain personal power over one's own life. I underlined key passages and refer to them often.
- The Soul of Liberty, by Fred Foldvary
A derivation of the universal ethic by which humanity can live in social harmony, and its application to both government and personal life.
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