I discovered this screaming deal that Laissez Faire Books is giving out to new subscribers. It’s only $10 bucks a month, but they send you four different books including Frederic Bastiat’s The Law and much more! I’m signing up! Are you? Let us know! Here here for the link to sign up!
Here is the e-mail I got from Laissez Faire Today,
Dear Laissez Faire Today reader,
Today I’d like to introduce you to a major change we’ve decided to make to Laissez Faire Books’ 40-year history of doing business — a change that I believe will directly impact your knowledge of economics, the way you protect your liberty against the police state, and even how you look at your personal freedom (or lack there of).
I’ll explain this change — and its benefits — in a moment. But first, a quick apology…
Normally we reserve the pages of Laissez Faire Today to explore economic theory policy, to tip you off on threats to your personal liberties, or to explore protection strategies.
This missive doesn’t directly focus in on any one of those specific things.
Instead, I’d like to focus on the intersection of all these things, and how they all add up to affect your life. I’d like to take you from the “analysis” we normally offer in these pages to whole new world of “actionable advice” that you can put into place today to make you smarter, happier and wealthier.
For the first time we’ve found a way to deliver you the knowledge base of all the classic economic ideas, and combine that knowledge with things you can do to workaround laws that affect your personal liberties.
For example… although you may not know this, the government passed a law in 1993 that’s surely cost you $1,000s in new clothes. The law removed a vital ingredient from detergent that kept clothes clean and white. They claimed the ingredient created algae growth in streams and ponds. Their claim has never been proven… even to this day, nearly 20 years later.
But I’ve found a natural element that works around this boneheaded regulation. Add a cup of this element to your next wash and it whooshes away stains and dirt, leaving clothes clean and smelling fresh. Best of all, you can buy this element from the paint department at your local Home Depot or Lowes. It’ll cost you less than a dime per wash, yet it’s guaranteed to save you $1,000s in clothes over the years.
You may not think government regulation on laundry detergent is a huge problem. But it’s these small laws that, added up, really put the boot on our throats.
Over the course of my 20 year career, I’ve found a dozen of these small workarounds. Each of them can help you take back control of your own life, thumbing your nose at Uncle Sam and the legions of regulators who believe they’re in position to tell you how to live your life.
I’ve written up all 10 of these loopholes in a new report called, Hack Your Showerhead: Plus, Nine Other Ways To Get Big Government Out of Your Home.
As executive editor of Laissez Faire Books, I’ll gladly send you a copy of this report, free of charge. In return, all I ask you do is agree to be part of an exciting new change in our business…
I’d like to invite you to become a member in the brand new Laissez Faire Club — the first full-service, digital-age, private society of big ideas.
As a member, you’ll have everything you need to cultivate learning and living a free life. And best of all, everything in the Club comes to you for free, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars in expenses.
Your membership starts with the report I’ve just told you about, Hack Your Showerhead: Plus, Nine Other Ways To Get Big Government Out of Your Home.This report shows the best ways that you can fight back against all the ways the regulators are trying to wreck your way of life. The way to receive the report is to become a club member.
You’ll also receive our new Economics in One Library box set of books, mailed directly to your doorstep. This carefully selected set includes the great work by Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson, plus Garet Garrett’s Bubble that Broke the World (the true story of the Great Depression) and F.A. Hayek’s Tiger by the Tail. Each includes fantastic introductory material to explain what it is all about.
In addition, this set will include a new edition of Frederic Bastiat’s classic essayThe Law, with an introduction by Agora Inc.’s founder, Bill Bonner. Having reread this monograph recently, I’m amazed at just how timely it truly is. I can see why it has inspired so many over the course of a century and a quarter. In some ways, this one essay is all you need to understand the social, economic, and political orders. It opens eyes as nothing else.
Together, these four books help you understand the world a whole new way, providing greater clarity on politics, economics, and personal life management. Never again will you be confused about terms like Keynesian spending, quantitative easing, or credit default swaps.
This Economics in One Library set will be for sale in the traditional Laissez Faire bookstore at the regular price. But as a member to the Laissez Faire Club you’ll have it delivered to your doorstep at no charge.
In addition, your membership to the Laissez Faire Club:
That’s a lot of benefits, I know. So let’s cover some of those things in more depth…
FREE E-BOOKS: When you become a member to Laissez Faire Club today, you’ll enjoy one new book per week. But it doesn’t come in a packet. It is delivered through the website and arrives for your e-reader. It could be an early release of a new book by today’s most remarkable writers. It could a great classic.
Regardless, each one will be what is called an “essential read.” Each one is custom built with new introductory material and other tools.
This weekly delivery will cause the digital bookshelf to fill up fast. That is just fine. A digital reader can carry whole libraries in a thin package. Members will have access to an archive too that will have books added as fast as we can make them.
These books will provide you with an education unrivaled by any Ivy League college.
FREE AUDIO BOOKS: You will receive audio books as we produce them, starting with the best contemporary work on libertarianism, read by the best professionals. In time, we will add an introductory course in economics — with video, text, and tests — available for you and your family members.
Download these books to your MP3 player, or listen to them on a CD in your car. You’re free to take the ideas on the go with you, no matter where you’re going.
FREE VIDEO CLIFF NOTES: I’m often told me that my own video reviews of books are wonderfully informative because I boil down hundreds of pages into small bites and explain the themes and ideas in the context of the current political and economic culture. As a Laissez Faire Club member you’ll be able to download and enjoy as many of these video “cliff notes” for free, for as long as you’d like.
I will involve others in these video reviews as time goes on. I’ll interview authors, ask experts in various fields to weigh in, and broaden the discussion to include older works.
LIVE ONLINE SEMINARS: Imagine if you could have studied under F.A. Hayek or Ludwig von Mises in the 1930s. Their modern equivalent will be made available to Club members in real time. Here’s how…
Technology today allows for live online seminars, where people can gather to hear lectures and ask questions in chat. This has only been possible for a few years, and, in my own view, this is an underused technology today. It has great potential to allow you to meet up in real time with some of the best thinkers and experts.
But the vision of the Club goes far beyond distributing literature…
Have you been reading about the government’s attacks on the Internet and how this is has alarmed advocates of free speech?
Well, the chilling effect has already arrived, and public spaces are becoming ever less useful and informative. That brings me to what I believe could be the most exciting part of this club…
PRIVATE COMMUNITIES TO SHARE IDEAS: The Laissez Faire Club provides exactly what is needed right now: a free city within the digital world. This private city stays off the search engines, protects your privacy, keeps your browsing habits and discussions out of reach from prying eyes, and allows you to form real friendships with safety and confidence.
A members-only forum provides an opportunity to read along with others and discuss the book, chapter by chapter, giving your reactions and considering them alongside other members.
This is a wonderful way to stay constantly in touch with people who share your values and contribute to your learning and knowledge. It will become your essential community, the basis of professional networks and great friendships.
Forums can form charming internal cultures and are thoroughly humane and friendly for everyone — provided they are set up properly. The big problem with most public forums, however: they are too public. Public forums invite drive-by commentators, trolls, lurkers, jerks, flame wars, and worse. A very common complaint concerns profanity. Administrators work hard to keep the culture clean, and as a moderator of many forums for years, I can tell stories you wouldn’t believe. It is a full-time job that is never done.
But you know what solves it all? A wall, a privatization, the formation of a club, the creation of a gated community. This is what lets a vibrant and healthy community develop, one based on civility, intelligence, mutual respect, and genuine excitement about ideas. This is a core of what the Laissez Faire Club offers.
Having built many web properties from 1995 onward, I can assure you that there’s never been a better time to join this effort. And when you claim your membership today, you’ll be in fine company.
The initial team we’ve assembled to lead this effort include…
I’m thoroughly convinced: this club will change your life – putting you in place to take control of your health, happiness and finances — as nothing else ever has.
It’s the unity of actionable ideas, technology, and private enterprise, all in one package.
That why I would love to welcome you as a member. Give it at try. Become a member for the monthly price you might pay for a fast-food value meal… just $10 per month.
Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the world — more valuable than riches and more powerful than governments. Ideas are real. They built civilization and they drive history. It’s time that we take them seriously and mix the right ideas with the right market forces. This can be a new beginning for all the things we believe in.
Simply click here to claim your membership to the Laissez Faire Club.
I hope to see you in the online community…
P.S. As soon as I hear from you today I’ll email you your free “Hack Your Showerhead” report. In that e-mail I’ll include your club username and password. And, finally, I’ll drop your Economics in One Library set in the mail for you to enjoy.