Lift Her Up, Tenderly
by Robert LeFevre

A series of lessons in "economics" in the form of a novel in which LeFevre plays the role of the guardian of a young girl. The conversations are unreal. The plot is simply an excuse for moving from one lecture to another. The lessons themselves are sometimes misinterpretations of praxeology. For example, he alleges that people value things more if they are rare, as if utility plays no part. He also dodges difficult questions such as how to defend against or prevent crime without using force. However, he has a good heart, seems kind, and makes good arguments against punishment and revenge.

Year Read: 1983


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