Free Capitalist Network - Community Archive
Mises Community Archive
An online community for fans of Austrian economics and libertarianism, featuring forums, user blogs, and more.

Frustration at the wide-open choices of available reading

rated by 0 users
This post has 5 Replies | 3 Followers

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 4,987
Points 89,490
Wheylous Posted: Wed, Oct 17 2012 3:38 PM

While commuting by train, I am reading articles and summarizing them. I've gotten through 42 so far, and I decided to start ranking them on LibertyHQ. While ranking the articles on what I call the Minarchist Trio (law, police, defense), I realized that even with what I've read so far, there are SUCH amazing things to read out there, such as Stringham's compilation Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice or all the writing on polycentric law or Bensons's The enterprise of law: justice without the state. And that's just on that! Then there's also readings on infrastructure, environmental preservation, science funding, etc. And not to mention economics! Oh, God, the economics. MES, HA, Principles, Socialism, and so on and so on. Mix in the political theory and philosophy, and I've got myself reading for the next 5 years! On the one hand, reading this much stops me from being able to make the actual website. On the other hand, if I read all of these materials, I'll be the authority on markets and anarchy!


  • | Post Points: 65
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 165
Points 2,745

I hope you can speed read. cheeky

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 25 Contributor
Posts 4,249
Points 70,775

Is there not plenty of duplication?

My humble blog

It's easy to refute an argument if you first misrepresent it. William Keizer

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,612
Points 29,515

Is there not plenty of duplication?

Yeah, you should start with Rothbard's essay on the philosophy of science in Egalitarianism.  

Be a dilettante; I'm sure most are, anyway.

"The Fed does not make predictions. It makes forecasts..." - Mustang19
  • | Post Points: 5
Top 200 Contributor
Posts 444
Points 6,230
If only the government could somehow limit your choices... then we would all be better off by relieving the frustration! Hahaha.
My long term project to get every PDF into EPUB: Mises Books

EPUB requests/News: (Semi-)Official EPUB Release Topic

  • | Post Points: 5
Not Ranked
Posts 72
Points 1,490
Loppu replied on Fri, Oct 19 2012 7:19 PM

I know your pain - so much to read, so little time. I wish I could be immortal (or stop time) for a hundred years or so. At least then I could read most of what needs to be read. It seems like this journey called reading takes forever.

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS