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The Genius of Carabini

December 15, 2008 by

>Everyone comes to an understanding of liberty through a slightly different route, which is one reason why there need to be so many varieties of primers available, and why people continue to write them. The newest one has the potential to become a classic among a certain type of reader, a business owner who seeks to understand his or her place in the world, and to be inspired to help bring about the type of world that is necessary in order for business to make a valued contribution to society. The book is Inclined to Liberty, and its author is Louis Carabini. FULL ARTICLE

See also the book site: Inclinedtoliberty.com


fundamentalist December 15, 2008 at 9:18 am

Tucker: “This is the hardest subject to get left-liberals to discuss, because it is a point that they do not want to face, since no leftist genuinely believes in the police state. They like to change the subject or focus on the problem rather than their proposed means of solving it.”

Nice review of the book and I’m anxious to read it, but I thought the point of this quote is very important. I watched CBS’s tribute to Barney Frank on 60 Minutes last night in which Frank criticized Paulson for not bailing out individual home owners and not forcing banks to lend and letting AGI party too much. He would accept none of the blame in spite of the fact that he and his friends wrote the bill that gave Paulson the money.

The principle that Tucker describes above was at work in the bail-outs and in the Hurricane Katrina rescue. The left wanted to focus on the problem and rush to do something. Frank and others shouted down and insulted anyone who wanted to discuss the means. The means were not important; rescuing the victims was all that mattered. So they hastily throw together very flawed legislation and toss money at the problem. The mainstream media assist the left in these exercises by demanding immediate action without discussion. Then, certain as sunrise, much of the money gets wasted. So the politicians start a witch hunt for the culprits, joined by the media.

J Cortez December 15, 2008 at 10:14 am

Nice review. I’ll definitely get this book.

Alexander S. Peak December 15, 2008 at 10:31 am

Mr. Carabini emailed me a week or two ago, offering a free copy of his book. I, being the bibliophile I am, accepted it readily.

The book arived and I have thus far read half of it. My great appreciation to Mr. Carabini for his kind gift!

Alex Peak

Sylvain December 17, 2008 at 5:31 am

I read the book online, and immediately ordered 2 copies to send to my brothers for Christmas. This is a really nice and concise book about liberty. If you’re already a libertarian you may not learn much here, but at only 100 pages with very short chapters (2-4 pages) covering various topics (inequality, money, prosperity, violence…), this is a handy book to pass around to people unfamiliar with libertarianism.

N. Joseph Potts April 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Mr. Carabini’s extensive contributions to the Mises Institute continue into their third decade.

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