Subject: "Free Market Revolution" -- a new book by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government
Coming September 18: A game-changing look at how our current crises are caused by too much government, and how Ayn Rand’s bold defense of free markets can help us change course.
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“Free Market Revolution will raise the ire of every statist, socialist and crony capitalist. Rand understood—as do the authors of this all-too-timely book—that free markets are, indeed, moral while Big Government is manifestly not.” —Steve Forbes
“A powerful and unapologetic case in support of capitalism. For those who think more government will solve our nation’s problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes. For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision.” —Peter Schiff
The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by Big Government, but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy argue that the answer lies in her inspiring philosophy of capitalism and self-interest—a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers.
Here, Yaron Brook and Don Watkins explain how Rand’s ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, anti-business regulation, and the swelling welfare state. And most important, they show how Rand’s philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to seize the moral high ground in the fight to limit government.
This book, by the authors of Laissez-Faire Blog, is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history—ideas that may prove the only hope for the future.
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Preorder now through our order form and the Ayn Rand Institute will reward you with a $25 discount from the Ayn Rand Bookstore (redeemable for downloadable products only). Upon shipment of your copy of Free Market Revolution, you will receive a discount code that can be used during checkout at the Ayn Rand Bookstore.
It will change life on, and the unique environment of, one of the world's remotest islands
Napoleon could have done with one, and so, too, could the Zulu king Cetewayo and more than 6,000 Boers. But at last the island on which these souls were held captive is to have an airport. Saint Helena's airport will inevitably change life on, and the unique environment of, one of the world's remotest islands. At 1,200 miles from Africa ? the nearest port is in southern Angola ? and 1,800 miles from South America, the UK overseas territory is literally in the middle of nowhere. The prospect of a two-day rather than a two-week trip to the UK must surely appeal to most "Saints", as well as arrest population decline. It must at least be possible to have modern communications without concreting over the flora and fauna whose diversity astonished Darwin. The first passengers are not due to arrive until 2016, which means that Napoleon misses out both ways. The 200th anniversary of his arrival will have come and gone by then.
While walking through the city center I've noticed these letterpress printed posters hanging in almost every book store. By taking a closer look I discovered that it was a recent work by studio Spacebar and was printed by Typique in Amsterdam. It is wonderful to see this technique is used by contemporary designers.
The next day I visited the Meermanno museum. The temporary exhibition 'Leestekens' about words and images curated by Joke van Leeuwen was quite playfull. The range of displayed book was quite broad: from series of experimental ABC books to pieces from the museum collection, as work by Paul van Ostaijen and "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers" from 1751-1772 with a spread page showing Armenian alphabet. In the next hall I found "Bibliotheca Thurkowiana Minor" - the miniature library founded by Guus and Luce Thurkow wich is recently became part of the collection. The library contains 1,515 miniature books. From 1984 to 2003 Luce and Guus Thurkow run, under the name 'The Catharijne Press' an antiquarian bookselling and publishing company of miniature books. On 1 January 2001 they decided to build a library of miniature books on the example of famous 17th-and 18th-century Dutch dolls. Based on the maximum size of a miniature book of 3 inches or 76 mm size was chosen as a scale of 1 to 4. Quite impessive. The exhibition "Van lood to led" ("from lead to led") was my favorite. In a relatively small hall this exhibition provides a comprehensive look on the history and development of the book production from 1850 until now: from printing using "lead" movable type to "led" - e-boos etc. The museum collection best piece where on display: books from Kelmscott Press by William Morris, works by Piet Zwart and Irma Boom. In the center of the hall was an interactive installation with short movies and a comfortable sofa, so I spent quite some time there:) Beside the photos and videos there where various books available for reading, as for instance "Over lood, ossegal en drukkersverdriet" by Leon van Velzen and "Letterlust" by Kees van Kooten and Ewald Spieker.