I could write a big long fancy review but it s easier to just rely on three words instead Classic libertarian horseshit Yawn Whether you agree or disagree
Jeffrey Tucker his essays will you He ll remind "You What Means To Live Outside "what it means to live outside statist uo and to never lose touch with what freedom really means especially in these times Such a strange but insightful little book It s a collection of essays rouped by topic so I ll split my review into sections to follow the bookSection 1 Water and Life 25 starsWhile some of the essays make sense in light of the rest of the book this was not a ood way to begin By immediately decrying overnment regulation over something that seems trivial to most people he immediately causes anyone who is not a libertarian to lose interest in what he has to say This is the book s The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States greatest flawI will put in a plug for the essay on municipalarbage collection which is one of the strongest in the book My dad worked as a arbage collector for a private company for about 15 years so Tucker s essay resonated very strongly with meSection 2 Commerce 45Great stuff even if I feel that I ve read a lot of it before Tucker elouently argues for such controversial ideas as removal of minimum wage laws without doing so in a way that is likely to offend people who disagreeSection 3 Technology 55A fantastic examination of the problems of copyright law and IP in eneral Tucker s writing is brilliant I often talk about IP when discussing politics so I can now recommend that my friends read these essays And since Tucker doesn t believe in IP they are available free onlineSection 4 Crime 55By far the best section in the book Everything wrong with our justice system can be summed up in these 5 essays I ll recommend these essays to basically everyone I knowSections 5 and 6 Health and Manners and Food 15The worst sections in the book I care about what Tucker says about politics I could not care less about his views on culture He comes across as a stuffy old white man when he The state makes a mess of everything it touches argues Jeffrey Tucker in Bourbon for Breakfast Perhaps the biggest mess it makes is in our minds Its pervasive interventions in every sector affect the functioning of society in so many ways we are likely to intellectual adapt rather than fight Tucker proposes another path see how the state has distorted daily life rethink how things would work without the state and fight against the inter.
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Jeffrey Tucker Ñ 3 reviewNt on captialism and laissez faire economics and posits that maybe the police aren t really there for your protection after allI found the first half of the book incredibly entertaining The last couple of chapters made up of book and movie reviews "Were Kind Of Draggy For Me I "kind of draggy for me I t say I share Tucker s taste in film and literature Politically I would put myself somewhere in the neighborhood of a libertarian I would put myself somewhere in the neighborhood of a libertarian distributist so I agree with Tucker s ideas about 70% of the time Everything he says however is stimulating and presented in a witty and clever way so I was happy to Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth go along for the ride and learn something new If you re in the market for a sometimes whimsical always thoughtful case for anarcho capitalism pick up a copy of Bourbon for Breakfast What areat book It covers a wide range of topics from 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts government to shaving to intellectual propertyuotesYou might say that water needs to be conserved Yes and so does every other scarceood The peaceful way to do this is through the pric Wondering how to live free in a world full of arbitrary rules and restrictions This book will show you how A collection of essays by a reat thinker from the Mises Institute this book will inspire challenge and maybe even make you laugh A definite read for anyone interested in freedom and liberty This is an essay collection taken from various online blogs The essays explore a wide range of issues from health and wellness to criminal justice business advice and reviews of books and movies What ties it all together is the libertarian outlook of all of the commentary Mr Tucker s writing is very entertaining and easy to read in addition to being highly thought provoking He knows how to present big ideas in bite sized chunks Its a reat read for anyone to wants to see the ideas of liberty in practice This audiobook was pretty ood While some think its double dipping to take your blog posts and turn it into a book I think it was just fine though removing the dates would have been helpful returnreturnIts about S even in these timesThe essays cover commercial life digital media culture food literature religion music and a host of other issues all from the perspective a Misesian Rothbardian struggling to et by in a world in which the walls of the state have been closing in He writes about the lories of commerce the horrors of jail the joy of private life and defends a kind of aristocratic radicalism in times of increasingly restricted choices. ,
Eeds to reach out to other roups Further the anti A Little Dinner Before the Play gay and strongly pro Western culture biases are a real turn off for serious libertarians Really Your favorite music is liturgical chant What areat way to present yourself as relevantSections 7 and 8 Books and Movies 45Fun and interesting commentaries on the political messages behind famous books and movies I ve read and seen about half of these so it was a ood balance between commentary and recommendations for future readingwatching There not much constructive I can say about this derisive book The humor was flat the writing predictable and the content unmemorable Akin to his other collection of essays presented as a book It s A Jetson s World this one explores a multitude of social life discrepancies through the classical liberal lens These collections are fun due to their random coverage of issues and ideas There are many fun historical facts and lessons strewn throughout If you were a regular reader of Tucker s blogs and articles over time I assume you could skip Bourbon For Breakfast because it is simply a collection of previous works This man s spiritual power has been precisely this that he has distinguished between custom and creed He has broken the conventions but he has kept
The Commandments From Manalivecommandments from Manalive GK ChestertonBourbon for Breakfast is all about breaking the conventions and keeping the commandments "Jeffrey Tucker discusses hacking your showerhead to outwit the federal overnment s tampering with water pressure using "Tucker discusses hacking your showerhead to outwit the federal overnment s tampering with water pressure using flush toilets than can legally be bought rolling stop signs in uiet neighborhoods cooking with lard instead of fat free spray and following the old southern aristocratic tradition of drinking your morning coffee with a shot of bourbon All of these things are taboo because of either societal convention Or Government Meddling But government meddling But any of them actually wrongAlong with these essays Tucker also teaches his reader how to dress like a man discusses intellectual property laws hint he s against them waxes eloue. Vention in every way that is permittedWhether that means hacking your showerhead rejecting prohibitionism searching for large tank toilets declining to use overnment courts homeschooling embracing alternative micro cultures watching pro freedom movies baking at home maintaining manners and standards of dress publishing without copyright and just living outside what he calls the statist uo we should not lose touch with what freedom mean.