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Friedman asking for input about reworking TMoF

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Wheylous Posted: Thu, Nov 29 2012 6:52 PM

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/2012/11/query-for-readers-of-machinery-of.html?m=0

He's asking readers for input about what to change and how to change it.

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Send him a copy of FANL!

That said, his book is pretty good. It's been too long ago isnce I read it for me to make meaningful contributions but in essense, anarcho-capitalism requires its own unified "bible", as most books on it so far either cover the same area, i.e. law and order (which is understandable), but I think a more unified picture could be painted.

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It needs to be more accessible. Published as a comic strip, perhaps? Only half-joking.

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gotlucky replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 2:55 PM

That would be one long comic strip.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 4:02 PM

TMoF wasn't that long...

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gotlucky replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 4:50 PM

But it's not like the sentences are easily transferable to pictures. He would have to either cut a lot of what he wrote, or it's going to be a long comic. I wouldn't mind that though.

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Clayton replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 4:55 PM

Someone suggested a Free to Choose-style video series rendition of it... I would definitely back that.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 10:52 PM

Can Friedman just go on TV and smack down bad economics? I would love that.

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Isn't the only real divide between his anarcho-capitalism and Rothbard's anarcho-capitalism is that Rothbard advocated a common legal system, and he doesn't?

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Neodoxy replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 11:01 PM

In effect yes. Their reasons for advocating anarchism are radically different, however. They also have exceptionally different views on the matter of banking.

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Well I know that Friedman considers himself to be a man of the Chicago school rather than the Austrian school, which I made an inquiry thread about a few weeks ago.

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He would have to either cut a lot of what he wrote, or it's going to be a long comic.

Instead of "translating" sentence for sentence, there could be a series of companion comic strips, each exploring some theme from the book, and demonstrating it in very accessible form. Will cover kids and casual audiences, who will not read the book anyway. Hey, the comics can have references to the book, being a kind of a teaser for "the real thing". "Read more about this in chapter six of TMoF!"

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Read more about this in chapter six of TMoF!

Oh boy, such a great teaser!

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