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Taxing Authority
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?

Democracy in America - Alexis de toquiville
The Law - Frederic Bastiat
The Road to Surfdom - Hayek
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Propaganda - Edward Bernays
Crystallizing Public Opinion - Edward Bernays
The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse - Fernando Ferfal Aguirre
The Big Book of Hell - Matt Groening


Taxing Authority
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Oh and Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matt Crawford.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
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The Road to Surfdom - Hayek
This is definitely an important book, but Hayek in a few parts seemed to advocate for social programs. That lessens its appeal a bit, imo.


ChemE in the OP
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
“There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-kid’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.”

- Raj Patel


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