Saturday, May 30, 2015

Your Input Needed for New Book!

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Greetings, dear readers.  A fellow writer needs your input to be sure the book he is writing really answers the questions his potential readers have.  The subject is the difference between rich countries and poor countries.  Here is how you can help:

Can You Answer Just ONE Question? It's for my NEW BOOK

I'm working on a new book and I need YOUR help. Could you answer
just ONE question? This has to be the shortest survey in history
- so I'm hoping you can stop what you're doing and answer this
one pressing question at
This will be my 5th book. In this new book I explain, in a
thought provoking way, why some countries are very rich while
others are extremely poor. It's one of the world's great issues
-- and your One Answer will be part of the discussion.

Felipe would really appreciate our libertarian input, so make yourself heard.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Conservative or Libertarian? Or Both?

It both delights me and grieves me that it took an atheist from Great Britain to write this book.  If only more American citizens/voters were as educated about limited constitutional government as Cooke, we would have a happier and more prosperous country--and perhaps even a more virtuous one!

In The Conservatarian Manifesto Cooke tackles the inconsistencies in the Republican Party, such as opposing gun control, yet supporting the mass imprisonment of non-violent people for mere possession of drugs in the name of the "War on Drugs."  He doesn't give Libertarians a pass, either, pointing out that being pro-life is not an issue only for the religious, but for everyone who values human life over human convenience.  Naturally, Progressives get plenty of logical opposition from Cooke.  His perspective from living in the much more statist environment across the pond has given him an appreciation of our American freedoms that more Americans should share.

As a pro-life libertarian and an anti-war-on-drugs conservative, I felt like Charles Cooke actually "gets" me.  An atheist and a Christian can agree that mankind is imperfect and cannot be perfected by any government, progressive or conservative.  Freedom is the best way to maximize good outcomes in society; At least it gives most people a fighting chance at their pursuit of happiness.

This should be required reading for high school civics class (although I guarantee it will not be--at least in government-controlled schools) and for educated Americans of all political persuasions.

I received a free review copy of this book through Blogging for Books.

Author Bio: Charles C.W. Cooke

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bitcoin for Books

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The website  encourages people to read by offering free books and Bitcoin reading incentives.  There are over 50 books on the Paid Books site so far, with additions being made regularly.  The books uploaded to the site are public domain works from Project Gutenberg.  In the future they plan to encourage authors to upload their own books to Paid Books as well.

Signing up is not difficult.  You will need a Bitcoin account, but they walk you through the process of acquiring one.  Incentives are earned by choosing a book and setting a timer.  Spend the requisite amount of time on a page and earn when you turn the page.  It works a bit like a traffic exchange, as there are ads on the pages.

Fast readers can still use the site without frustrating waiting times—just turn pages at your normal speed and forego the Bitcoin earnings.  If you don’t have an e-reader, this site is a way to read free books online.