Why Government Doesn't Work [NOOK Book]


Harry Browne's Why Government Doesn't Work is the 1995 book that transformed so many readers into Libertarians - and gave existing Libertarians the arguments and explanations that enabled them to convert their friends to Libertarian ...
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Harry Browne's Why Government Doesn't Work is the 1995 book that transformed so many readers into Libertarians - and gave existing Libertarians the arguments and explanations that enabled them to convert their friends to Libertarian ideas.

This book demonstrates persuasively why government programs:

-- Have a failure rate over 99%,
-- Never live up to their promises,
-- Too often do the exact opposite of what was promised for them,
-- Always cost far more than their initial estimates, and
-- Create the conditions that justify enlarging themselves and adding more government programs.

The book provides answers to numerous questions that are sometimes perplexing:

-- Why so many people keep falling for political promises,
-- How America went from the land of the free to the land of government dominance,
-- Why new government intrusions always wind up hurting the innocent more than the guilty, and
-- How to get people to give up their favorite government programs.

And the book offers some surprising conclusions:

-- How the civil rights laws have turned into a national nightmare,
-- How America has an overwhelming national offense, but practically no national defense,
-- How school vouchers could destroy private schools,
-- Why America has no missile defense after 20 years of the government working on it,
-- How government regulation makes your life less safe, and
-- Why every political complaint about our "free market" health-care system is a reason to get the government completely out of health care.

In addition, the book shows why the libertarian message should resonate with the young, the elderly, the poor, the rich, people of every religion, people on welfare, reformers, and even government employees.

There are chapters on education, welfare, health care, law enforcement, the military, Social Security, family values, and the income tax. There's a plan for freeing you immediately from the Social Security tax, without having to deny retired people what they've been led to expect.

There's even a Freedom Budget - showing how the federal government could get by on just $100 billion a year, and how we can get from here to there quickly.

Written in Harry Browne's patented easy-to-follow style, sprinkled with his good humor, and with every detail covered, this book is guaranteed to help you become a more persuasive salesman of liberty.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148538332
  • Publisher: Tono Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,119,752
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2005

    Our government doesn't work

    Mr. Browne explains our government just grows and grows, why that is bad, how we got into trouble, how we gave up much of our freedom, AND proposes solutions to fix these problems. It is easy to read and understand. An excellent place to start reading about our government, an intellectual call to arms. Though our representatives have the best of intentions, the laws and regulations they have imposed on us are mostly unconstitutional, just don't work as intended, and are simply making things worse. Our representatives keep regulating and taxing us (the people of the United States) to pay for it all, and they provide the best benefits for themselves. We will soon be a SOCIALIST country, instead of the Constitutionally Limited Federal REPUBLIC (not a Democracy) that we are ... if WE don't begin changing things NOW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2000

    Inspiring, optimistic guide for politics of the future.

    Outstanding! If libertarians weren't so opposed to coercion, they'd make you read this book! Your life and awareness will change radically for the better. Nowhere else will you get such comprehensive coverage and complete honesty about The System and why (as you long suspected) no government on earth has ever worked well. Fresh viewpoints and deep insights into the way things work, especially politics. Libertarian philosophy borders on being scientifically provable, and will make you interested in politics and voting again. This book is an exposition of how virtually all minority groups of the world--racial minorities, neo-Nazis, Christians, Amish, anti-tax people, home schoolers, gun enthusiasts, naturists, homosexuals, prostitutes, pornographers, gamblers, Cannabis users, tobacco users, home brewers, farmers, environmentalists, Ferrari drivers, pilots, doctors, business owners, teachers, police, parents, liberals, conservatives, and everyone else--can realistically live together and still achieve their desired lifestyles without interference from Big Brother or their neighbors. This is the politics of the future.

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