reading list understanding whole life insurance and beyond

Reading List: Understanding Whole Life Insurance and Beyond

Maybe you have been intrigued by a topic on this site, and have decided to read more. It’s hard to know where to start, especially when there is a lot of material out there that is misleading, or even just plain wrong. This list goes way beyond understanding whole life insurance, but rather spreads into several fields. I consider all of these important: Understanding more areas helps you understand each area that much better.

Here is an (expanding) list of books that I have read, and personally recommend to you for their insight. Obviously, that does not mean that I am giving a wholesale endorsement of every sentence in every book. I provide this because there is something to be gained from reading this material. No one is perfect, and authors of books are not exempt from this human limitation. If you are looking for advice on something extremely specific, please reach out and I will be happy to help if I can.

Please note that some books touch on many topics, and may be duplicated in different sections! This is a conscious decision and not an error.

 

Building Your Own Banking System / Understanding Whole Life Insurance:

Taxes

  • For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization, by Charles Adams
  • The Income Tax: Root of all Evil, by Frank Choderov
  • 401(k)aos, by Andy Tanner

History

  • Conceived in Liberty, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • America’s Great Depression, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • The Great Deformation, by David Stockman
  • Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History, by Milton Friedman
  • Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, by Edward Peter Stringham
  • Requiem for Marx, by Yuri N. Maltsev
  • Democracy: The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, by G. Edward Griffin
  • A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • End the Fed, by Ron Paul
  • The Case Against the Fed, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • Meltdown, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • Education: Free and Compulsory, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • Fascism Versus Capitalism, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
  • Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden
  • Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb
  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman, by John Perkins
  • Theory and History, by Ludwig von Mises

Economics

  • Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt
  • I, Pencil, by Leonard E. Read
  • Man, Economy, and State, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises
  • Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History, by Milton Friedman
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, by G. Edward Griffin
  • A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • Meltdown, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • Defending the Undefendable, by Walter Block
  • Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action, by Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.
  • Panic of 1819: Reactions and Policies, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • Theory and History, by Ludwig von Mises

Building a Free Society

  • For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • The Privatization of Roads & Highways: Human and Economic Factors, by Walter Block

Psychology and Philosophy

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, by Jordan B. Peterson
  • The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell
  • Theory and History, by Ludwig von Mises

Self-Development

  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Thinking as a Science, by Henry Hazlitt
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It, by Chris Voss
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, by T. Harv Eker

Business

  • Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat, by Michael Masterson
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant, by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, by T. Harv Eker

Politics and Law

  • The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat
  • Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • Democracy: The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • Anatomy of the State, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, by Murray N. Rothbard
  • The State, by Franz Oppenheimer
  • Fascism Versus Capitalism, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
  • Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, by Étienne de la Boétie
  • Theory and History, by Ludwig von Mises

Health

  • The Primal Prescription: How to Navigate the “Sick Care” Sinkhole, by Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. and Doug McGuff, M.D.
  • Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, by David A. Sinclair, Ph.D. and Matthew D. LaPlante

Fiction

  • Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
  • Dune, by Frank Herbert
  • A Deepness in the Sky, by Vernor Vinge
  • 1984, by George Orwell
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  • Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

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