I think it might be important anyhow. WHo knows. Maybe I just have an inflated sense of worth. Anywho, moving on.
I've spent the past few days looking for a good primer on the principles of libertarianism. No dice. The closet things I have found have either been pimping the Libertarian party, or are big word economics books.
My frustration is this: If someone wants to learn more about libertarianism and related philosophies, I can't say, "Well you should read this book. It will tell you everything you need to know." Rather, I have to give them a reading list of intensely academic books. I love Ayn Rand and Hayek very much, but they are not what one would call "light reading."
At this point, you're most likely saying to yourself, "Self, why am I still reading this bloated post?" Bear with me.
In light of my inability to find a decent introduction to liberty, I've decided to create my own. Tonight, I begin work on what I'm hoping can be an accessible, easy-to-understand book about liberty. My intent at this point is for it to cover the major points of the philosophy of liberty(self-ownership and whatnot), as well as the issues it affects (economy, foreign relations, domestic policies, etc) in a way that can be understood and embraced by the layman.
So I figure, "why not ask the best informed group of liberty minded individuals about what they think?"