Recommended Small, Daily Doses


Many books make sense, more or less, if you read them in small pieces, day after day. Some don’t. Here are some books that are particularly well suited to brief, daily reading.


A valuable companion to Reagan, In His Own Hand is Reagan in His Own Voice, which features audio recordings of dozens of his radio spots, with some commentary for context. This lives on my iPod and brings back memories of many early mornings in my youth.

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Do you have favorite daily doses?

Excellent Readings on Voter Identification and Voter Fraud

Here’s a readable, fairly recent study on voter fraud and voter identification in national, state, and local elections in the United States. On one side of this issue, people claim voter fraud is a solution in search of a problem. These gentlemen document it as a significant problem some people don’t want to solve.


Basic Economics for Ordinary People

To be well informed, the average citizen doesn’t have to digest thick, heavy economics textbooks which are full of calculus. That’s the good news. Here’s the better news: there are some superb explanations of economics in very readable books, with little or no math. Here are some of the best I’ve found.

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These two books by Thomas Sowell, studied in order, form a superb introduction to economics and economic policy. Sowell is a master at explaining things without delving into difficult math — or much math at all, really. These are the first two books I recommend for any citizen who wants to understand economics sufficiently to comprehend current issues and to help a nation to remain free. They are surprisingly pleasant reading.

Others have recommended this introductory work; it’s in my pile of books to read:

I highly recommend this classic explanation of capitalism — that is, economic freedom:

Further suggestions are welcome, as are your thoughts on these books.