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The Fragility of Freedom: Why Subsidiarity Matters

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The Fragility of Freedom provides readers with a basic understanding of the cultural heritage of our Western Civilization - the fundamental principles of liberty, prosperity and free enterprise. It discusses the consequences of socialism, the welfare state, distributive justice and unsound money.
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In The Fragility of Freedom, Peter applies his experience to a wider canvas. He explains how the coercive and regulatory powers of the state have been captured by powerful sectional interests for their own economic benefit, leading to corruption in public life and crony capitalism in business. Civil virtues have declined throughout the community with leaders in politics, religion, business and the trade unions often abusing positions of trust.

The Fragility of Freedom is Peter's quest to identify what is wrong and suggest ways to put things right. The book provides readers with a basic understanding of the cultural heritage of our Western Civilization - the fundamental principles of liberty, prosperity and free enterprise. It discusses the consequences of socialism, the welfare state, distributive justice and unsound money. Replete with quotations from over fifty philosophers and economists, it introduces readers to some of our great thinkers. It equips them to engage in informed debate and to challenge conventional wisdom.

Peter recommends that the role of the state be limited to functions that cannot be achieved by lower orders of organisation. He proposes a moral society based on the principle of subsidiarity in which individuals take responsibility for themselves and their families, behaving as good citizens within their community.

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by Michael Clarebrough
on 8/12/2015
The Fragility of Freedom
This is the book we will all be talking about in 2015.

If you ever wondered "Can we live in a better world?" ... read this book.

A great guide for students to read before heading to university or the workplace to set themselves a road map for their future.

Essential reading for Corporate Directors and Trustees of Not for Profit Foundations seeking high standards in corporate governance.

Written by a businessman who successfully built his own business on many of the principles set out in his book.

Easy to read with every page consuming your interest.
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ISBN 9781925138382
UPC 1925138380
Publisher Connor Court Publishing
Publication Date 11/01/14
Binding PB
Page Length 236
Dimensions 6x9