Non-Fiction

New Book: In Defense of Chaos by L.K. Samuels

Chaos is Coming and The World Will Never Be The Same!

In Defense of chaos

In Defense of Chaos not only exposes a new way of thinking, but shows why chaos theory and complexity science will revolutionize the social, political and economic structures of the world.

In Defense of Chaos examines why chaology provides ample scientific evidence that open-ended, adaptable and evolving systems work far better than closed-ended, rigid, deterministic ones. Not only do dynamic nonlinear systems work better, but they foster self-determination. The nature of the physical world favors the freedom for people to self-organize and self-govern without the interference of external command and control structures.

This is an important point to consider, because the denizens of the political deep end put their faith behind linear, deterministic structures that don’t allow for spontaneous order, decentralization or free choice by individual agents. Political linearists and control freaks not only fail to think outside the box; they would have us ban the box. Most political systems are inherently top-down vertical systems, predatory by nature, and are geared to suffocate any creativity within their sphere of influence.

 

Reviews:

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“In Defense of Chaos is a passionate book by a passionate man. The chapter on swarm intelligence is alone worth the price of the book. L. K. Samuels shows how we can learn from ants and birds about how—or whether—to plan societies. Samuels’ well-told story of how the federal government killed people in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is haunting. We need to rid ourselves of central planners controlling our lives and making the country into one big Katrina. If that happens, part of the credit will go to In Defense of Chaos.”

–Prof. David R. Henderson, Research Fellow,

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Editor, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

 

“Unintended consequences. Failed plans. Boomerang effects. Blowback. What else would you expect when governments and other large organizations try to manage the future? Economic analysis has underscored the impossibility of central planning for almost a century. But in In Defense of Chaos, L.K. Samuels adds another layer of understanding. The mathematics of chaos help to explain why predicting the behavior of complex systems and subjecting them to top-down control is pointless—indeed, positively counterproductive.  Read In Defense of Chaos—and find out why the project of domination and control is doomed.”

–Gary Chartier, professor of Law and Business Ethics and Associate Dean at La Sierra University

“In this superb book, L.K. Samuels masterfully weaves together chaos theory, complexity science, and Austrian economics to demonstrate why central planning always fails while the free market and liberty lead to social harmony and prosperity.”

–Eric Englund, publisher of The Hyperinflation Survival Guide by Dr. Gerald Swanson

Price: $19.95. For foreign (non-U.S.) orders, add $20.00 for postage.





 

 

Facets of Liberty
A Libertarian Primer

Editor and Contributing Author

(Second Edition, 2009)

Facets of Liberty is an anthology about human freedom. Many of the thought-provoking articles in the original edition came from the libertarian student movement in the 1960s and 1970s, before the rise of the Libertarian Party. Considered radical at the time, most were penned by well-known authors such as political adviser Karl Hess, entrepreneur Douglas Casey, law professor Butler D. Shaffer, philosopher Robert LeFevre, psychologist Thomas Szasz, Reason magazine founder Robert Poole, space industrialist Gary C. Hudson, feminist Wendy McElroy, agorist Samuel Edward Konkin III, historian Richard J. Maybury, anarcho-capitalist and economist David Friedman, and many more, all selected and edited by L.K. Samuels. A great source explaining the different meanings of individual liberty and classical liberalism.

For this second edition, 12 new articles were added by several new authors including historian Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, economist David R. Henderson, blogger Martin Masse and TV commentator Mark Selzer.
Published by Freeland Press/Rampart Institute

 





 

 

The Fundamentals of Liberty

By Robert LeFevre

By Robert LeFevre

This is Robert LeFevre’s magnum opus. Considered the definitive work on the nature of liberty, Mr. Robert LeFevre’s The Fundamentals of Liberty is a combination of over 25 years of work as a lecturer, author and president of Rampart College. The book took five years to complete and was finished only a few weeks before his death in 1986. Viewed today as one of the founding fathers of the modern libertarian movement, LeFevre was a major influence with campus libertarians during the turbulent 1960’s. His philosophy on ownership, the nature of man and his government sent shock-waves throughout California and eventually the world. Some of his chapters titles include: The Industrial Revolution; the Robber Barons; Epistemology; Property and Ownership; Early Man; Socialism; Communism; Wealth; Banking; The American Story; The Declaration of Independence; Freedom; Withdrawal of Sanction; and more (34 chapters), hardbound, 487 pages”Government is a group of people who sell retributive justice to the inhabitants of a limited geographic area at monopolistic prices.” Politics is the method employed in the power structures by means of which a monopoly of coercion can be obtained and maintained. This is what we can do without in the interest of law and order.” –Robert LeFevre, 1977

 




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