Comments on: “Human Action” Review of Huebert’s Libertarianism Today Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: dsaulw Sun, 03 Oct 2010 14:01:12 +0000 It ia always difficult when writing a review for a work such as this to do a semblance of justice to it, without producing a tome of one’s own. For this reason, I have held off on writing my own review. Stephan has succeeded well here. I would encourage everyone to read this book, whether your knowledge of libertarianism is limited or wide-ranging. You will not be disappointed.

I have a minor quibble with the following statement, though: “People tend to be scared of liberty because it necessarily entails that we all take on a little more risk and more responsibility.” The fact that liberty requires taking on more responsibility seems irrefutable to me, but I am not so sure about it necessarily entailing taking on a little more risk. Certainly, there is the potential for that, but there are also many situations that one can point to where statism subjects us to risks that we would not be exposed to if we were living under market anarchy (e.g. military draft, financial turmoil, unemployment, lack of access to needed foods and medicines, etc.).

On the other hand, I think it is true that there is a popular PERCEPTION that living in liberty entails taking on more risk than living under a statist regime.