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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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Why Government Doesn't Work: How Reducing Government Will Bring Us Safer Cities Better Schools, by Harry Browne

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Click here for 43 full quotes from Harry Browne in the book Why Government Doesn't Work.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion is wrong, but govt has no role in it.
Budget & Economy
    Get rid of $5 trillion debt by selling federal assets.
    Great Depression was caused by federal monetary policies.
    Politicians don’t want to reduce government.
    Reduce budget from $1.5 trillion to $385 billion.
    5-point plan reduces govt role in crime enforcement.
    Most federal law enforcement is unconstitutional.
    No prison for victimless crimes nor white-collar crimes.
    War on Drugs is a crusade against victimless crimes.
    Truth is a casualty in the War on Drugs.
    Marijuana is not unconditionally evil; allow medical use.
    Teaching non-academic topics is cause of declining SATs.
    Importance of education no reason for govt control.
    Vouchers better than public schools; no govt is best.
    Feds out of education and states out of education.
    Privatize grazing lands and national parks.
Families & Children
    Enforcing “responsible entertainment” is censorship.
    Less govt & lower taxes means better child raising.
Free Trade
    “Trade aggression” meaningless, since both sides benefit.
    Free trade guarantees peace better than military.
Government Reform
    Government feeds growth of more government.
    Require shorter bills so legislators actually read them.
    Constitution gives people freedom FROM government.
    Great Society: federal takeover of ed., welfare, crime.
    Abolishing agencies only way to stop them from growing back.
    Government Doesn’t Work.
Gun Control
    Prosecute crimes, not possession of weapons.
Health Care
    Government can improve health care by getting out of it.
    Medicare has caused higher health costs.
    1992 Health Plan all about coercion, not compassion.
Homeland Security
    War destroys without resolving issues.
    Wars have historically established nothing.
    6-point plan to get government out of war programs.
Principles & Values
    Government means use of force instead of persuasion.
    Taxes and regulations are forms of government use of force.
Social Security
    SSI tax has risen from 2% to 15% & will continue to rise.
    One-time pay off of all people over 50, with means testing.
Tax Reform
    10% flat tax OK, if no income tax returns.
    5% sales tax OK, if income tax is eliminated.
    Competition makes high tech work--keep it unregulated.
Welfare & Poverty
    Community-based welfare ensured oversight & honesty.
    Welfare perverts natural incentives & hence destroys lives.
    8-month transition, then end all welfare checks.

The above quotations are from Why Government Doesn't Work: How Reducing Government Will Bring Us Safer Cities Better Schools, by Harry Browne.

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