Recommended Books

The views expressed in the books below do not necessarily reflect the views of Lone Star Policy Institute, its leadership, or its editors.  The books below are recommended to help readers understand various areas of economics, law, and public policy that promote human flourishing. However, we also believe it is important to learn from the trends, mistakes, and innovations outside of Texas.

Culture and Civilization
Smart Cities

Culture and Civilization

Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg

Modern Times – Paul Johnson

The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse

Them: Why We Hate Each Other–and How to Heal – Ben Sasse

The Conservative Heart – Arthur Brooks


Capitalism and Freedom – Milton Friedman

Road to Serfdom – Friedrich Hayek


A Debt Against the Living – Ilan Wurman

Takings – Richard Epstein

The Law – Frédéric Bastiat

The Rights Retained by the People – Randy Barnett

Political Philosophy

Constitution of Liberty – Friedrich Hayek

Conflict of Visions – Thomas Sowell

Discrimination and Disparities – Thomas Sowell

The End is Near and its Going to Be Awesome – Kevin Williamson

Up From Liberalism – William F. Buckley, Jr.

Smart Cities

New City O/S – Stephen Goldsmith