139. Reevaluating the Concept of Democracy with Frank Karsten

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Monday, December 12, 2016



Episode Summary

Frank Karsten joins Adam Camac to discuss his book, Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending, and a Tyrannical Government, which he co-authored with Karel Beckman.

About the Guest

Mr. Karsten is the founder of the Mises Institute in The Netherlands and Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation), both of which are Dutch libertarian organizations. He is the co-author with Karel Beckman of Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending, and a Tyrannical Government, which is now available in 22 languages.

You can follow his work at Beyonddemocracy.net, via the Mises Institute in The Netherlands, and at Freeprivatecities.com. You can also find him on Twitter.

Biographical information is from beyonddemocracy.net.

Books Mentioned
1. Beyond Democracy: Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty But to Social Conflict, Runaway Spending, and a Tyrannical Government by Frank Karsten and Karel Beckman
2. Democracy–The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
3. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

Resources Mentioned
1. Beyonddemocracy.net
2. Mises Institute in The Netherlands
3. Stichting Meer Vrijheid (More Freedom Foundation)
4. Freeprivatecities.com

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