This are great news for those of you interested in reading and learning more of the ideas that enabled a revolutionary development of new understandings on Economics and Human Action.
“Murray Rothbard had long dreamed of an Austrian academic journal. In 1986, his dream came true. The Mises Institute published it, and it changed everything. Now they can be conveniently read on your digital device!
The individual issues have been nearly impossible to find, until now. Today you can own the entire set, learn from the pioneering articles that Murray and his co-editors saw as crucial, and see what gave the modern Austrian movement its scholarly momentum.”
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I am reading all day long specialized non-fiction books and journal essays. That is how life is like when you want to be an Academic in a world in which competition is getting harder and harder. However, I also find some time to read good non-fiction from other specialties or great fiction and poetry that allows me to romanticize.
Choosing good non-fiction is very hard for me since the offers are so many and the time to read is so reduced. Plus, the new offers in the market are huge and I learned when working as Collection Developer for my college library that even reviewing the best book review magazines takes a lot of time.
I found this list of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners that will surely help me choose the best non-fiction to read this summer when traveling for holidays. I hope you will also find this list helpful! Also, I add some other fiction books from my ongoing list of “pending to read” that may be also helpful for you!
PULITZER WINNERS 2012
MORE FICTION Recommendations
If you have some recommendations please share them with me! I’d love to have them in my reading list! 😀
Today I finished reading a great book titled “The Morality of Capitalism” written by Tom G. Palmer.
The book is the result of a project done by the US based think tank “Students for Liberty“. As explained by the think tank leaders, the book was written as a “new tool in the fight for liberty, a new book on The Morality of Capitalism, What Your Professors Won’t Tell You.”
About the book by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods
The book can be downloaded for free in the following website: full PDF of The Morality of Capitalism, What Your Professors Won’t Tell You or can be bought at only $0.99 in a Kindle format via Amazon.com
About The Book
“Love and friendship are the fruits of mutual benefit through cooperation, whether in small or in large groups. Without such mutual benefit, society would simply be impossible.” – Tom G. Palmer
The book combines the writings of various philosophers, economists, Nobel Prize winners, and entrepreneurs to make the case that not only do “markets deliver the goods” as Vernon Smith says, but that a true free market system is a prerequisite for a just, prosperous, and cooperative society.
More resources like videos, websites, and similar works in Arabic, Chinese, French, and many other languages can be found in this link.
Last night I couldn’t sleep. I choose to read some poetry to go somewhere else for the night. Now I share with you the poem that moved me the most. I hope you enjoy it,
This Is the Dream by Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge
This is the dream we carry through the world
that something fantastic will happen
that it has to happen
that time will open by itself
that doors shall open by themselves
that the heart will find itself open
that mountain springs will jump up
that the dream will open by itself
that we one early morning
will slip into a harbor
that we have never known.
translation by Robert Bly and Robert Hedin
An excerpt from the Introduction to Individual Rights and Government Wrongs.
This book was written for those who love the United States of America and the principles upon which it was founded.
America was founded on an ideology—the right of each individual to his own life, his own liberty, and the pursuit of his own happiness. As philosopher Leonard Peikoff writes: “America is the only country in history created not by meaningless warfare or geographic accident, but deliberately, on the basis of certain fundamental ideas.” The Founding Fathers sought to establish a form of government that, unlike monarchy, theocracy, and the mob rule of democracy, recognizes and protects individual rights.
The Founders were intellectual men, widely read in the ideas of the Enlightenment. They were also practical men, concerned with the problems of life on earth. Their great achievement was transforming the ideas of the Enlightenment into a practical socio-economic system—capitalism. Read more…
 Leonard Peikoff, “Assault from the Ivory Tower: The Professors’ War Against America,” in The Voice of Reason (New York: Meridian, 1989), p. 187.
Writing a 15-page essay is difficult; writing a 15-page publishable paper is even more difficult. But writing a 15-page essay that is publishable and consistent in all its content is a masterpiece.
As difficult as to writing so many pages is to write a single paragraph that is structured in a readable, rational and valuable way. By readable I mean that is grammatically correct. By rational I mean that its sentences are all logical, valid and non-contradictory. By valuable I mean that achieves the goal of informing and adding value for the specific target of people for whom you are writing.
To learn how to do this and continue perfecting the “art” of writing I went through a course a year ago that used the book “The Art of Nonfiction Writing. A Guide for Writers and Readers” written by Ayn Rand as the main literature. The book is a magnificent tool that analysis different steps of the Writing Process by dealing it as an “ability to create quality nonfiction; a skill that can be learned like any other.”