Books: Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism: How to Enrich the Poor, Protect the Environment, Deter Crime, and Defuse Terrorism by Mary Ruwart

Today’s book recommendation is by @MaryRuwart . This was an important book in my development. Before I read it, I viewed libertarianism as primarily about economics. Ruwart’s book helped me see how important empathy is in a libertarian worldview. It also connects the importance of personal development in building a free society. I’m an ENFJ and an emotional-first thinker. I never connected well with the cold numbers-based libertarian 101 texts, so this book would be great for new libertarians or curious Democrats.

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Through its win-win approach, “Healing Our World” illustrates how the rules of social interaction most of us learned as children hold the secret to universal harmony and abundance. Step-by-step, Dr. Ruwart shows us how the Good Neighbor Policy or the “non-aggression principle” enriches the poor, protects the environment, deters crime, and defuses terrorism. Rather than a book on theory, “Healing” cites over 1,000 published studies illustrating how the principles of liberty have worked in the toughest testing ground of all—the real world—to make us all better off. Visit for Dr. Ruwart’s Free Library and sign up for her periodic notifications.

Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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  • Thanks for the book recommendation. This info is very helpful. I have read a couple of your other suggestions (via audible… because I love the auditory learning) and will be reading this next. If we could get some of these books read in your voice for the narration, that would be ideal. Thanks! 😆

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