Read this book. It is pure and distilled libertarianism and does an excellent job of pointing out the obvious absurdities of how many governments are structured. If I ever have children, this book will form a crucial part of their bed-time stories.
There is a PDF download of the book with commentary that is offered for free. The download link can be found in the middle of the About the Book page on the author’s site. I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of that link and to download and read this book; I have never before seen a clearer or more concise defense of libertarian principles than in Mr. Schoolland’s book. If that’s not enough for you, Milton Friedman himself endorses the book, saying, “It certainly presents basic economic principles in a very simple and intelligible form. It is an imaginative and very useful piece of work.”