“Healing Our World”
Dr. Mary Ruwart (1993)
Eye-opening, mind-expanding, and persuasive – Dr. Mary Ruwart shows how force has dangerous unintended consequences, and how only by honoring our neighbor’s choices will we solve the world’s problems. This must-read is now available in audio form, thanks to Dr. Ruwart and S. Adam Shahid, who is the voice of the book. There are five ways you can download this amazing book:
- 150 MB self-extracting archive (Windows users only.) containing 22 .mp3 chapters. (’90s edition)
- 150 MB .ZIP file containing 22 .mp3 chapters. (’90s edition)
- .PDF of the ’90s edition – the actual book. The fully updated ’00s version can be ordered in print here.
- .AZW Kindle format (’90s edition)
- .EPUB format (’90s edition)
“Complete Liberty: The Demise of the State and the Rise of Voluntary America”
Wes Bertrand (2007)
Thanks to author and podcaster Wes Bertrand, we are able to bring you both the audiobook and .PDF versions of his book, “Complete Liberty: The Demise of the State and the Rise of Voluntary America”. The book is inspired by many other great liberty minded works in the past (such as The Market for Liberty) and is an excellent modern day look at what liberty is and how we can achieve it in our lifetimes. Complete Liberty is a highly recommended read for those interested in freedom. Wes also does a podcast which you can listen to on his site, CompleteLiberty.com. Visit that page for his introduction. Here are two ways you can download this book:
- 207 MB .ZIP file containing ten .mp3 chapters.
- 1.2 MB .PDF – the actual book, which can be ordered in print here.
“The Market for Liberty”
Linda & Morris Tannehill (1970)
Thanks to Laissez-Faire Books, we are able to bring you a free audiobook, “The Market for Liberty”. This brilliant book explains why government is an unnecessary evil and how the Free Market is superior in every possible way. You may download it in three ways:
- A 337 MB high quality audiobook. (Learn more about .M4B audiobooks here.)
- A .ZIP of medium quality MP3 files.
- You can download the full book in PDF form.
- You can also order it in print here at LFB.
If you enjoy the audiobook, please share it with others! Here is an introduction to the book:
Government: An Unnecessary Evil
There was once a time when it was widely believed the world was flat and the sun revolved around the earth. Now we know better and most reasonable people have rejected these ideas. Similarly, most people have rejected the once widely accepted idea of slavery, and rightfully so. If you’re like most people, your government high school history classes probably taught you that slavery was abolished years ago. Government people wouldn’t lie to you, would they?
The book you are about to listen to explodes the myths of government. Its message is simple:
“Government is an unnecessary evil and freedom is the best and most practical way of life.” Spread this idea, and we can change the world. That is why I’ve taken the time to create this audio book. These days, many people do not have time to read and it would be a shame to allow such a brilliant work to continue to gather dust on the shelves of history.
Morris and Linda Tannehill’s iconoclastic “The Market for Liberty” is one of the most important books of our time. Written originally in 1970, it is even more relevant now as I record it as an audio book at the end of 2007. “The Market for Liberty” is the antidote to years of government indoctrination, lies, and misinformation.
Unless you already consider yourself a voluntaryist, anarcho-capitalist, or free marketeer, prepare yourself for a major paradigm shift.
Well over a quarter century old, “The Market for Liberty” stands up well to the test of time. There are only a few places where the book dates itself, like any reference to prices, considering the federal governmentt has substantially inflated the money supply since it was written. There are also a few dated historical references particularly in chapters 15 and 16 as since this book’s publishing the Soviet Union has been broken up, the draft has been suspended, Americans are now able to own gold, and the US dollar has no more metal backing.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Please don’t keep it to yourself. The good people at Laissez-Faire Books have graciously allowed me to release “The Market for Liberty” in this audio book format for free. Please spread these audio files far and wide.
In the final part of the book, the Tannehills point out that the two variables factoring into how soon a laissez-faire society can be established are, “the rapidity with which the idea of freedom can be spread and how much longer our economy can withstand the effects of governmental meddling”. Certainly no one can predict the latter but in this information age, the rapidity factor has been virtually eliminated. Thanks to the proliferation of the Internet and personal audio players, this brilliant work can finally get the attention it deserves.