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Free Market Revolution Audiobook

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government

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Publisher's Summary

Here is a look at how our current economic crises are caused by too much government—and how Ayn Rand’s bold defense of free markets can help us change course.

The rise of the Tea Party and the 2010 election results revealed that tens of millions of Americans are alarmed by big government but skeptical that anything can or will be done to stop the growth of the state. In Free Market Revolution, the keepers of Ayn Rand’s legacy argue that the answer lies in Rand’s pioneering philosophy of capitalism and self-interest—a philosophy that more and more people are turning to for answers. In the past few years, Rand’s works have surged to new peaks of popularity, as politicians like Paul Ryan, media figures like John Stossel, and businessmen like John Mackey routinely name her as one of their chief influences. Here, Brook and Watkins explain how her ideas can solve a host of political and economic ills, including the debt crisis, inflation, overregulation, and the growing welfare state. And most importantly, they show how Rand’s philosophy can enable defenders of the free market to seize the moral high ground in the fight to limit government. This is a fresh and urgent look at the ideas of one of the most controversial figures in modern history—ideas that may prove the only hope for the future.

©2012 Ayn Rand Institute (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“A powerful and unapologetic case in support of capitalism. For those who think more government will solve our nation’s problems, Free Market Revolution will open your eyes. For those who can already see the light, it will sharpen your vision.” (Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and New York Times best-selling author)

Free Market Revolution is must-reading for an age in which the government seems to be treating Atlas Shrugged not as a warning, but as a how-to manual.” (Glenn Reynolds)

“In this lengthy but digestible tome, Brook and Watkins, of the Ayn Rand Institute, tackle the 2008 housing crisis, subsequent Wall Street crash, Bernie Madoff, and the healthcare industry through the lens of Rand’s principles…The book challenges existing value judgments of self-interest, self-sacrifice, and the morality of business people, deeming them not selfish but heroic, saving less intellectually skilled workers from ‘starv[ing] in hopeless ineptitude.’” (Publishers Weekly)

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    John Oak Park, IL, United States 02-09-13
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Ayn Rand is relevant today"

    Yaron Brook has done great work explaining Ayn Rand's philosophy in clear and concise language in "Free Market Revolution." Included is discussion on the "3 pillars of Capitalism": private property, individual liberty, voluntary association.

    Mr. Brook has also listed examples of modern-day situations where the US government is doing the wrong thing and the economy is suffering as a result. The Democrats and Republicans are both at fault.

    I enjoyed the style and content of the book. My only criticism (and this goes for Rand's books as well) is that Objectivists are dreaming if they think typical voters with low levels of intelligence will read a book like this and change how they vote.

    John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-05-12
    Mary Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye Opening!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Can't say how educational this book was. Made me reconsider many long held "truths" that really aren't! Everyone should have to read or listen to this!


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    CBarberJD 05-19-15
    CBarberJD 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The philosophy, not the woman..."
    If you could sum up Free Market Revolution in three words, what would they be?

    An insightful, informative and persuasive treatment of many of the philosophies of Ayn Rand, the Tea Party and Libertarian ideals and how they relate to modern times in America. No, its not a biography of the woman or certain movements and what some consider their flaws. Some really dislike Ms Rand et al, but, many do not like MLK and some of his questionable personal behavior, but still rightly embrace the message. This book speaks to the message.


    What other book might you compare Free Market Revolution to and why?

    None that are as on point as this one.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Weiner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Finally getting it right


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason FREDERICKSBURG, VA, United States 12-09-13
    Jason FREDERICKSBURG, VA, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2014

    Libertarian, Marine, rancher, Computer Security, fun person. I have a love of learning, and very eclectic taste for music, food, and books.

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    "This book could save America"
    What did you love best about Free Market Revolution?

    Lays out a plan to fix America economic issues


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    It is all based in facts


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I think this book would make a good documentary like Milton Freedman's free to choose.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 06-22-13
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 06-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Must Read!"

    Should be required reading for senior high American Government students. Turns the whole notion of Nanny state politics on its head...right where it belongs! It raises dozens of important questions, not the least of which as how any Americans ever managed anything a 100 years ago without all these bureaucrats!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. North Scituate, RI, United States 10-29-12
    Dr. North Scituate, RI, United States 10-29-12
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    "Excellent"
    Any additional comments?

    (I am not the Dr. I am her assistant) Yes. Excellent job of presenting a complex subject to both a lay audience and a reader having a professional interest in the subject.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lance 12-24-12
    Lance 12-24-12 Member Since 2017

    I listen to learn, gain new perspectives, and grow

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    "Intellectual and detailed"
    What did you love best about Free Market Revolution?

    Its explains in depth how a free market system is the best economic system ever created, If you have any doubts about the statement above then read the book :)


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anrojo 12-20-12
    Anrojo 12-20-12

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    "The Truth about Capitalism!"

    Every citizen of the world should read this book. It will make you see why The United States was called the "Land of the Free". Clearly and simply it teaches the reader what free-market capitalism is all about, and why it is the best system possible.
    If you feel confused about why the economy of the world is in such turmoil, then this book will make you understand.

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    Jay Parker 08-19-17
    Jay Parker 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "irrational; causal assertions w/o imperic proofs"

    I cannot recommend purchase of this product. It asserts cause and effect relationships among a set of facts, but fails to demonstrate causality. Any person can name facts, say A and B, then assert that A caused B because of belief C. But if there is no demonstrated, belief-stimulated action upon A to yield B, then the mere assertion is nothing more than the person's wishful thinking, an unfounded hope or dream. The authors choose to believe in logic alone. They should merely ask Elon Musk for a ticket aboard the first ship to planet Vulcan and make all our lives better with the departure. Bon Voyage!

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    Abdelhamid S. Abdou 06-20-17
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    "Moral defense of capitalism"

    The authors use Ayn Rand's philosophy to explain the capitalism is not only superior due to the wealth it creates but because it is morally superior. Many people on the right make the mistake of defending capitalism on the grounds of the good it does to the economy which is a collectivist argument, this book takes a better approach. It uses moral argument based on Ayn Rand's work to explain the moral superiority of capitalism.
    I highly recommend this book after you read atlas shrugged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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