Anything That's Peaceful
The Case for the Free Market
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“My thesis,” Leonard Read writes in this remarkable book, “in simplest terms, is: Let anyone do anything he pleases, so long as it is peaceful; the role of government, then, is to keep the peace.”
“Anything That’s Peaceful is a classic, compelling statement of the political philosophy of libertarianism.” -Edward H. Crane, founder and former president, the Cato Institute
“Fundamentally, Anything That's Peaceful is a call to conscience and character on a very personal level. Once you understand that initiating force against another person can rarely if ever be morally justified, your conscience is awakened and your character is strengthened. You can then imagine a happier, freer world where anything is possible.” - FEE president Lawrence W. Reed
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