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Ht and patents are not part of the natural COMPETITIVE ORDER THEY PRODUCTS OF POSITIVE LAW AND order They are products of positive and imposed at the behest of market winners as a means of excluding competition They are government grants of monopolies and as neoclassical economists with a pro market isposition Boldrin and Levine are against monopoly because it raises prices generates economic stagnation inhibits innovation robs consumers and rewards special interestsIt is surely not a far flung hope that someday societies will learn to reject the militarism and regimentation of the Right without embracing the collectivism and violence against property offered by the Left I could write a big long fancy review but it s easier to just rely on three words instead Classic libertarian horseshit Yawn 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 wellness to criminal justice business advice and 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 great read for anyone to wants to see the ideas of liberty in practice Such a strange but insightful little book It s a collection of essays grouped 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 good way to begin By immediately Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) decrying government 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 greatest flawI will put in a plug for the essay on municipal garbage collection which is one of the strongest in the book Myad worked as a garbage 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 Manipulation and Dark Psychology doing so in a way that is likely to offend people whoisagreeSection 3 Technology 55A fantastic examination of the problems of copyright law and IP in general Tucker s writing is brilliant I often talk about IP when Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 discussing politics so I can now recommend that my friends read these essays And since Tuckeroesn 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 needs to reach out to other groups Further the anti gay and strongly pro Western culture biases are a real turn off for serious libertarians Really Your favorite music is liturgical chant What a great 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 good balance between commentary and recommendations for future readingwatching This man s spiritual power has been precisely this that he has The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction distinguished between custom and creed He has broken the conventions but he has kept the commandments from Manalive by GK ChestertonBourbon for Breakfast is all about breaking the conventions and keeping the commandments Jeffrey Tuckeriscusses hacking your showerhead to outwit the federal government s tampering with water pressure using higher 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 Understanding Shutter Speed drinking your morning coffee with a shot of bourbon All of these things are taboo because of either societal convention or government meddling But are any of them actually wrongAlong with these essays Tucker also teaches his reader how toress like a man The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse discusses intellectual property laws hint he s against them waxes elouent 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 ofraggy for me I can t say I share Tucker s taste in film and literature Politically I would put myself somewhere in the neighborhood of a libertarian leaning Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature 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 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. S even in these timesThe essays cover commercial lifeigital media culture food literature religion music and a host of other issues all from the perspective a Misesian Rothbardian struggling to get by in a world in which the walls of the state have been closing in He writes about the glories of commerce the horrors of jail the joy of private life and efends a kind of aristocratic radicalism in times of increasingly restricted choices. Akin to his other collection of essays presented as a It s A Jetson s World this one explores a multitude of social life iscrepancies Jetson s World this explores a multitude of social life iscrepancies the classical liberal lens These collections are fun ue 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 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 great thinker from the Mises Institute this book will inspire challenge and maybe even make you laugh A Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse definite read for anyone interested in freedom and liberty Whether you agree orisagree with Jeffrey Tucker his essays will make you think He ll remind you what it means to live outside the statist uo and to never lose touch with what freedom really means especially in these times This audiobook was pretty good While some think its How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture doubleipping to take your blog posts and turn it into a book I think it was just fine though removing the An Alien Heat dates would have been helpful returnreturnIts about thinking lifeifferently That just because everyone else The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society doesn t take apart their shower head to remove the governor so that your shower is betteroesn t mean you shouldn t Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance do it There not much constructive I can say about thiserisive book The humor was flat the writing predictable and the content unmemorable What a great book It covers a wide range of topics from government to shaving to intellectual propertyuotesYou might say that water needs to be conserved Yes and so Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings does every other scarce good The peaceful way too this is through the price system But because municipal water systems have created artificial shortages other means become necessaryMake a visit to your local grocery and the bottled water section in particular There are vast numbers of choices with each supplier begging you to consume But in public water markets they Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) demand that you conserve State ownership and management of the means of production are the key reasonLet us just suppose that the new microtankso indeed save water In the same way letting people Gramatica de baza a limbii romane die of infections conserves antibiotics not brushing teeth conserves toothpaste and not using anesthesiauring surgery conserves needles and syringes Here is the truth that environmentalists Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature do not face Sometimes conserving is not a good idea There are some life activities that cry out for the expenditure of resources even in the most generous possible way I would count wasteisposal as one of thoseIn the most outrageous act of College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting disposal extremism ever Iumped a full gallon of hot grease straight into the sink and watched with pride as it slid lazily and effortlessly Integrating Cleveland Baseball down Again where s theownsideWe put up with this for the same reason that we put up with lost mail potholes in roads The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol dilapidated schoolsepreciated money and a clogged court system because these services are monopolized by governmentIn the end we ended up on the other side of the great Grassroots Leviathan divide between freedom and tyranny all symbolized by the contrast between the coins of the past and the coins of the present It is reality versus fiat independence versusependence value that lasts versus value that is the whim of the transitory political classWhat if staying at work even earning money is the best way to serve the community What if that person is a pharmacist or a octor or a website worker who is helping to provide people vital information about religion or health or some other vital issue Labor for wages is just as much a contribution to society as working somewhere else for freeDo we really need to save trees anyway Does someone know the optimal number of trees that are supposed to be alive on the planet at any one timeCapitalism is so arn good at what it Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises does that it can even bamboozle muddleheaded socialists to cough up money for its products that s wonderfulThe market society uses private gain to achieve social good via the mechanism of mutually beneficial exchangeWe tell the youth that they are better off being mall rats than fruitful workers We tell them that they have nothing to offer society until they are 18 or so We convey the impression that work is a form of exploitation from which they must be protected We can see that it is perfectly absurd to attempt to fashion national policy around the interests of only one party to an exchange To try to keep house prices high and rising cheats the first time buyer To keep them low cheats the current owner The only real answer here is to let the free market rule which is another way of saying that people should be free to come to their own agreements about the prices they are willing to pay or accept for this and thatThe only way to retain exclusive possession of an idea is never to share it with anyonePatents and trademarks haveone nothing to keep Gucci and Prada and Rolex impersonators at bay But neither have the impersonators killed the main business If anything they might have helped since imitation is the. 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 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School distortedaily life rethink how things would work without the state and fight against the inter.