Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy

This open access book aims to show which factors have been decisive in the rise of successful countries.

Author: Max Meyer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030474089

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Page: 74

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This open access book aims to show which factors have been decisive in the rise of successful countries. Never before have so many people been so well off. However, prosperity is not a law of nature; it has to be worked for. A liberal economy stands at the forefront of this success - not as a political system, but as a set of economic rules promoting competition, which in turn leads to innovation, research and enormous productivity. Sustainable prosperity is built on a foundation of freedom, equal opportunity and a functioning government. This requires a stable democracy that cannot be defeated by an autocrat. Autocrats claim that "illiberalism" is more efficient, an assertion that justifies their own power. Although autocrats can efficiently guide the first steps out of poverty, once a certain level of prosperity has been achieved, people begin to demand a sense of well-being - freedom and codetermination. Only when this is possible will they feel comfortable, and progress will continue. Respect for human rights is crucial. The rules of the free market do not lean to either the right or left politically. Liberalism and the welfare state are not mutually exclusive. The "conflict" concerns the amount of government intervention. Should there be more or less? As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and board member with over 40 years of experience in this field of conflict, the author clearly describes the conditions necessary for a country to maintain its position at the top.
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Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy

This open access book aims to show which factors have been decisive in the rise of successful countries.

Author: Max Meyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030474070

Category: Political Science

Page: 74

View: 397

This open access book aims to show which factors have been decisive in the rise of successful countries. Never before have so many people been so well off. However, prosperity is not a law of nature; it has to be worked for. A liberal economy stands at the forefront of this success – not as a political system, but as a set of economic rules promoting competition, which in turn leads to innovation, research and enormous productivity. Sustainable prosperity is built on a foundation of freedom, equal opportunity and a functioning government. This requires a stable democracy that cannot be defeated by an autocrat. Autocrats claim that “illiberalism” is more efficient, an assertion that justifies their own power. Although autocrats can efficiently guide the first steps out of poverty, once a certain level of prosperity has been achieved, people begin to demand a sense of well-being – freedom and codetermination. Only when this is possible will they feel comfortable, and progress will continue. Respect for human rights is crucial. The rules of the free market do not lean to either the right or left politically. Liberalism and the welfare state are not mutually exclusive. The “conflict” concerns the amount of government intervention. Should there be more or less? As a lawyer, entrepreneur, and board member with over 40 years of experience in this field of conflict, the author clearly describes the conditions necessary for a country to maintain its position at the top.
Categories: Political Science

Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong and Macau

Author: Deng-Hui Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112492348

Category: Hong Kong (China)

Page: 58

View: 937

Categories: Hong Kong (China)

Beyond Democracy

Beyond Democracy

"Just finished reading the thing. Fantastic. Great work. Congratulations." Hans-Hermann Hoppe, author of 'Democracy: The God That Failed' "This book has massive explanatory power. It can liberate your mind.

Author: Frank Karsten

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1467987697

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

View: 449

"Just finished reading the thing. Fantastic. Great work. Congratulations." Hans-Hermann Hoppe, author of 'Democracy: The God That Failed' "This book has massive explanatory power. It can liberate your mind." Jeffrey Tucker, executive editor of Laissez Faire Books Democracy is widely considered to be the best political system imaginable. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that democracy has become a secular religion. The largest political faith on earth. To criticize the democratic ideal is to risk being regarded an enemy of civilized society. Yet that is precisely what Karel Beckman and Frank Karsten propose to do. In this provocative and highly readable book, they tackle the last political taboo: the idea that our salvation lies in democracy. With simple, straightforward arguments they show that democracy, in contrast to popular belief, does not lead to freedom, civilization, prosperity, peace, and the rule of law, but the opposite: to loss of freedom, social conflict, runaway government spending, a lower standard of living and the subversion of individual rights. They debunk 13 great myths with which democracy is usually defended. What is more, they offer an appealing alternative: a society based on individual freedom and voluntary social relations. Do you wonder why government keeps growing bigger and the public debt keeps getting higher, while your freedom and prosperity look ever more threatened? After reading his book, you won't wonder anymore - you know why it is happening and what can be done about it. Beyond Democracy is a groundbreaking and fascinating book for everyone who wants to better understand current social problems and the economic crisis. More info on beyonddemocracy.net
Categories: Political Science

Freedom s Vector

Freedom s Vector

If our leaders reform their economics. If money and power do not stand in the way of freedom and democracy. If you love America, I think you will like this book. If you read this book, I think it may surprise and educate you.

Author: Richard C. Anderson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467068895

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

View: 695

Freedoms Vector: The Path to Prosperity, Opportunity and Dignity, is a book about Americaits government, its institutions, and its people. It is about a nation blessed with the finest system of governance ever devised. It is about a country that has outgrown its institutions and is in need of reconditioning. It is about a people who have been losing their faith and are waiting for a new call to greatness. Our country can recapture the spirit of 76, if we bring our better virtues and a sense of responsibility to bear upon the task. If our leaders reform their economics. If money and power do not stand in the way of freedom and democracy. If you love America, I think you will like this book. If you read this book, I think it may surprise and educate you. It may even annoy you. If it does, and you are inspired to craft a better plan for your country, I will have achieved my purpose in putting these pages between two covers.
Categories: Philosophy

The Democracy Advantage

The Democracy Advantage

Turning this long-held view on its head, The Democracy Advantage makes a bold case that they do. In this timely and path-breaking book.

Author: Morton H. Halperin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041595052X

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 484

For decades, policies pursued by the U.S. and other industrialized nations towards the developing world have been based on a dirty little secret kept among policy experts: that democracy and poor countries don't mix. Turning this long-held view on its head, The Democracy Advantage makes a bold case that they do. In this timely and path-breaking book. Morton H. Halperin, Joseph T. Siegle, and Michael M. Weinstein dismantle the conventional wisdom that democratic reforms are destabilizing and that the West must rely on authoritarian regimes in order to create a middle class that will support democracy.
Categories: Political Science

The Democracy Advantage Revised Edition

The Democracy Advantage  Revised Edition

For decades, policies pursued by the US and other industrialized nations towards the developing world have been based on the belief that democracy and development don't mix. This book makes a case that they do.

Author: Morton Halperin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135153847

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 432

Reviewing 40 years of hard, empirical data, from China and India to Chile and Iraq, the authors show that poor democracies beat poor autocracies in every economic measure. In addition, the authors offer dramatic evidence that democracies are less likely to fight each other and that terrorists more often find safe haven in authoritarian countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.
Categories: Political Science

Prosperity and Freedom

Prosperity and Freedom

We may think that what best characterizes democracy is the love of liberty , but ,
as Tocqueville warned us at more or less the beginning of the democratic era ,
while democratic communities have a “ natural taste for liberty , ” their passion for
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Author: Walter Berns

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015001054116

Category: Commerce

Page: 27

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Categories: Commerce

Partnerships for Peace Democracy and Prosperity

Partnerships for Peace  Democracy  and Prosperity

In 1996 , the peoples of the former Soviet Union are facing a decision between
nominal equality and freedom with prosperity . The Krieble Institute has talked to
people about how markets create prosperity and how a rising tide raises all boats
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Author: United States. White House Office

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015047101673

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 987

This is a collection of papers presented at the Marshall Legacy Symposium: Partnerships for the Future, held in Washington, D.C. in January 1996 involving 450 civilian and military leaders from forty-three NATO and Partnership for Peace countries. The aim of the symposium was to promote peace, democracy and prosperity by encouraging improved relations among the countries of Europe and with the United States. Co-published with the Program on Transitions to Democracy.Contents: Partnerships for Peace: U.S. Perspectives; European Perspectives; International Civil-Military Cooperation. Parterships to Encourage Democracy. Partnerships for Prosperity. The Marshall Legacy--Implications for the Future. Partnerships in the Information Age. Future International Challeges. Appendices.
Categories: Political Science

Journal of Peace Prosperity and Freedom

Journal of Peace  Prosperity and Freedom

Thus, the critics of monarchy argued, the monarchical state had to be replaced by a democratic one. In opening participation and entry into state government ...

Author: Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Publisher: Createspace Publishing

ISBN: 9781481000550

Category: Law

Page: 167

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Articles The State - Errors of Classical Liberalism Hans-Hermann Hoppe Natural Law and the Libertarian Society Ben O'Neill Secession as Political Reform: The Case of Western Australia Sukrit Sabhlok Mises' Apriorism: Tautology or Theory of Praxis? Cade Share Individual Freedom, International Trade and International Conflict Alex Robson McDonaldization: An Analysis of George Ritzer's Theories and Assertions John Engle The Years since 9/11: What Hath Our Rulers Wrought? Chris Leithner Book Reviews The Evil Princes of Martin Place Liberty Defined (Ron Paul) Beyond Politics (Randy Simmons) The Frankenstein Candidate (Vinay Kolhatkar) Trust Your Enemies (Mark Tier) Steve Kates Mark Hornshaw Luke McGrath Sukrit Sabhlok Marc Lerner
Categories: Law