Throughout history, personal liberty, free markets, and peaceable, voluntary exchanges have been roundly denounced by tyrants and often greeted with suspicion by the general public. Unfortunately, Americans have increasingly accepted the tyrannical ideas of reduced private property rights and reduced rights to profits, and have become enamored with restrictions on personal liberty and control by government. In this latest collection of essays selected from his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter E. Williams takes on a range of controversial issues surrounding race, education, the environment, the Constitution, health care, foreign policy, and more. Skewering the self-righteous and self-important forces throughout society, he makes the case for what he calls the qthe moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredientalimited government.q With his usual straightforward insights and honesty, Williams reveals the loss of liberty in nearly every important aspect of our lives, the massive decline in our values, and the moral tragedy that has befallen Americans today: our belief that it is acceptable for the government to forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another.Last summer, I purchased a 2010 LS 460 Lexus, through a US intermediary, from a Japanese producer for $70, 000. Herea#39;s my question to you: Was that a fair or unfair trade? I was free to keep my $70, 000 or purchase the car. The Japaneseanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Contempt for Liberty|
|Author||:||Walter E. Williams|
|Publisher||:||Hoover Institution Press - 2015-05-01|