Life After the State

  • by Dominic Frisby
  • Narrated by Dominic Frisby
  • 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Have you ever had the nagging feeling that the problems the country faces are spiraling out of control, that the government has lost its way and that, despite its promises, nothing ever changes? Well, you're right. In every instance where government gets involved in people's lives with a desire to do good, it can always be relied on to make the situation much, much worse. Yet despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, we imagine that a world without the state would be a wild and terrifying place.
With wit and devastating clarity of argument, Frisby shows in this book that human nature proves the opposite to be true. Welcome to Life After the State.


What the Critics Say

"Dominic Frisby has gone and done something extraordinary: written a page-turner on the economy. It's both readable and radical, a serious book that is, by turn, fascinating, alarming and contentious. At times, the book makes you want to shout its message from the rooftops; at others, it just makes you want to shout. Life after the State challenges so much of what we take for granted. It is a wake-up call for politicians, economists and us all, written with clarity, verve and, more than that, the restless passion of an intelligent, inquisitive malcontent. Read it." (James Harding, once editor of The Times, now Director of BBC News and Current Affairs)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Facinating ideas

Would you listen to Life After the State again? Why?

Yes. There are that many ideas and examples that I am bound to have missed something first time.

What other book might you compare Life After the State to, and why?

The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, sorry not on Audible but Amazon do it as a cheap Ebook.The machinery of the title is mechanisms that could enable Anarcho-Capitalism to function.This book is the why, that book the how.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Sorry but it was the blog post about EU cabbage legislation. While the EU probbaly does over legislate the cabbage "fact" has been debunked. It does mean that other "facts" will need checking.

Any additional comments?

The sad fact is that this will likely only be read/listened to by those who agree that the state is a problem (like me). If you have a different opinion PLEASE, please give the book a chance. Even if it changes your opinion not one jot, it will explain why others have a differing opinion.

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- Jonathan Spence

Be enlightened

Fascinating, well-researched and contrarian insights - a must listen for those that value independent thinking.
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- The Property Voice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-2013
  • Publisher: Unbound