Although I’m committed to helping my good friend Jack England complete his planned novel trilogy series as a foreground priority, when in the background I’ve completed my first introductory book on Austrian Economics – which has a working title of ‘Reality Economics’ – I’m going to write a second book which has a working title of ‘The Road From Serfdom’. This will be a rewritten collection of essays, reviewing 33 essential books to take an intelligent person from being a confused socialist, back into their innate light of freedom.
I’ll structure this second book to build a pathway, or a ladder, for this socialist, to help them shake off their mental shackles. I’ll rewrite all of the reviews so that they form an integrated set, which hopefully will blend in with each other.
I am currently scouring the Interweb to locate the current cloud of reviews I have written over the years, which cover some of the books, and I’ll post all of these reviews on this site, over the next few weeks. I’ll then spend the next couple of years reviewing all of the other books, to fill in the gaps.
Here’s my current list of 33 books, in the current working order in which they will appear in ‘The Road From Serfdom’. If anyone has any opinions about which books I should exclude, or include, in my list of 33, or the most perfect order for reading them, please let me know either via the comments, or via the contact page available in this site’s main menu.
The target audience is an intelligent discerning socialist, who is disillusioned with socialism, and confused about why its results never seem to work out as planned, but who is still sticking with it (for the moment) because they can see no other pathway out of the world of corrupt corporate mercantilism, in which we are drowning. We need to rescue that person, and help stop them becoming part of the same machine that they want to throw off.
It’s going to be a lot of work, but every man must have a hobby. I shall particularly enjoy writing the review of my own book – the first in the series – when I have eventually completed it. I think I should be able to guarantee that it will be a positive treatment, though I will try to keep that first review mercifully short, perhaps as short as ‘Buy this book, it’s great’! 🙂
- Reality Economics (Duncan)
- Economics in One Lesson (Hazlitt)
- What Has The Government Done To Our Money (Rothbard)
- The Mystery of Banking (Rothbard)
- The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (Mises)
- The Menace of the Herd (Kuehnelt-Leddihn)
- Atlas Shrugged (Rand)
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Heinlein)
- Human Action (Mises)
- The Road to Serfdom (Hayek)
- Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market (Rothbard)
- A Theory of Capitalism and Socialism (Hoppe)
- Socialism (Mises)
- Pictures of the Socialistic Future (Richter)
- An American in the Gulag (Dolgun)
- Liberalism (Mises)
- Bureaucracy (Mises)
- Omnipotent Government (Mises)
- Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell)
- Time Will Run Back (Hazlitt)
- The Fatal Conceit (Hayek)
- The Prince (Machiavelli)
- Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature (Rothbard)
- The Ethics of Liberty (Rothbard)
- For a New Liberty (Rothbard)
- Democracy, The God That Failed (Hoppe)
- The Myth of National Defense (Hoppe)
- Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (Rothbard)
- The Economics and Ethics of Private Property (Hoppe)
- Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship (De Soto)
- Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money (French)
- Meltdown (Woods)
- Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles (De Soto)