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Welcome to our FreedomWorks Reading List, an array of books covering the Tea Party movement, grassroots organizing, public policy, Austrian School economics, philosophy, history, public choice theory and political humor.
Remember to share what you learn in these great books. You can even start a local bookclub with your Tea Party group and discuss the books as you read:
The Great American Awakening, by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, chronicles two years of transformation in the Senate and DeMint’s relationship with his colleagues in the wake of the Tea Party movement.
Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto, by FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey and President Matt Kibbe, gives a thorough, behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the Tea Party movement and highlights the activists who made it all possible. Paperback will be available this fall.
Your Teacher Said What?!: Defending Our Children From the Liberal Assault on Capitalism, by CNBC’s Joe Kernan and his daughter Blake Kernan, reveals the startling things kids are being taught in school about the “failures” of our free market system.
The Freedom Agenda, by U.S. Senator Mike Lee, is a passionate argument for the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment as a prerequisite for the return of constitutionally-limited government.
The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek, is a timeless warning to Western democracies about the failures of socialism by this Nobel-prize winning economist.
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics, by Henry Hazlitt, is the best introduction to free market economics.
Eat the Rich, by P.J. O’Rourke, is a witty and humorous look at the global economy, the success of capitalism and failure of socialism.
The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, describes the impact of the Tea Party movement and the 2010 midterm elections on the future of our political landscape.
The Calculus of Consent, by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, explains what motivates politicians to make decisions and offers a comprehensive look at rent-seeking and public choice theory.
Reveille for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky, is the precursor to the more well-known Rules for Radicals and offers more insights into the grassroots tactics pioneered by this leftist organizer.
Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises, is the principal text for understanding Austrian school economics and details the failures of market intervention and central planning.
Political Economy, by Fredric Bastiat, lays out the philosophy of economic liberty with his famous look at the Seen and Unseen consequences of manipulating free markets.