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The ultimate reading list for freedom lovers of all kind. These books all carry the theme of freedom throughout, but in vastly different ways. Some novels and non-fiction serve as a warning against power and corruption. Other books listed here serve as how to guide's and inspiration to free yourself.
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Philosophy of Freedom
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, Harry Browne. It’s not just how to free yourself from government, social pressure, and in finances. It’s also about why you should free yourself, and why you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
Referenced in the following Daily Bell posts:
Government and Society
Abundance, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people.
Bold, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Crowdfunding, 3d printing, leveraging technology, using the internet, and joining the modern economy. If you are considering starting a business, or becoming self employed, this book will offer practical information as well as encouragement. Individuals truly have more economic power than ever before!
10 Reasons Why the Future Will be Amazing (references Bold)
The following Daily Bell posts reference Guns, Germs, and Steel:
The following Daily Bell posts reference Sapiens:
"Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions - common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency... [T]he quiet revolution transforming governments from the bottom up, inside-out, worldwide, and how it will fulfill its potential to bring more freedom, peace, and prosperity to people everywhere.
Productivity, Skills, and Self Improvement
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert B. Cialdini. Learn what makes people tick, and how to make them respond in your favor. This book helps you avoid being the sucker when other people try to sell you something you don’t really want or need. Recognize the tactics the media, government, advertisers, corporations, and even your family use to try to make you do what they want.
Mastery, Robert Greene. A discussion of “Masters,” people who have achieved greatness in their given field. Most of them inadvertently combined their biggest interest with another promising field of study. This could provide the spark to help you turn your passion into a career. Involves plenty of history, and case studies of successful people.
The following posts reference Mastery:
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin. Are you unable to pinpoint exactly what makes you unfree or unhappy? Is there nothing specifically wrong with your life, but you just feel dreary and meh? This book dives into the author’s year long project to understand what makes people happy. Join her as she goes month by month, discussing the little changes which made her life more fulfilling. Includes dozens of little tricks you will want to try!
The Perfect Day Formula, Craig Ballantyne. A practical guide to live your daily life in a meaningful way. This book will help you accomplish short and long term goals, by zooming in on your daily routine. You need structure to accomplish big things and keep yourself going through the “crisis of meaning” of the learning curve. This book presents a specific daily formula that leads to success.
Your 5 Step Checklist to Staying Productive (references The Perfect Day Formula)
For Parents and Young Adults
Teen 2.0, Robert Epstein. Guess what, there's nothing magic about the age 18, 21, or 30. Teens are being oppressed by a government parent partnership that robs young people of their rights, choice, and autonomy.
Brave New World
Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games
We The Living
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