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There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

Author David L. Bahnsen will be doing live book signings at FreedomFest 2023

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Book Description

The best way to defend the cause of human flourishing against this current onslaught of dangerous economic thinking is to relearn time-tested economic truths.

The verdict is in: Free enterprise has lifted billions of people out of abject poverty all over the world and provided a higher quality of life than has ever been thought possible. But a growing case is forming in public opinion against free markets, and for a significantly larger command & control management of the economy. Whether you call it socialism or progressive leftism, more and more people are turning away from the forces of freedom and social cooperation that made the last two hundred years of prosperity possible, and embracing a system that deprives human beings of their dignity, impoverishing whole societies both financially and spiritually.

What David Bahnsen does here is pull from the masters—the great economic voices of the past and the present—to remind readers of the basic economic truths that must serve as our foundation in understanding the challenges of today. In 250 vital points, he combines pearls of wisdom from economic legends with his own careful commentary to provide readers the perspective, information, and reaffirmation they need in order to see economics for what it is. It will empower you and equip you with the truth—250 truths—that are crucially needed to keep the lights on in civilization and advance the cause of human flourishing.

Editorial Review

by Michael Beas

In "There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths," David L. Bahnsen presents a comprehensive and accessible exploration of economic principles that have shaped our world. This engaging book serves as a valuable resource for readers seeking a deeper understanding of economics, from basic concepts to more complex theories.

Bahnsen's ability to distill complex economic ideas into concise, bite-sized truths is commendable. Each of the 250 truths presented in the book is thoughtfully explained, accompanied by real-world examples and historical references that illustrate their relevance. The author's writing style is clear and concise, making it accessible to readers with varying levels of economic knowledge.

What sets this book apart is its practicality. Bahnsen effortlessly connects economic principles to everyday life, demonstrating their impact on individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. By highlighting the real-world implications of economic truths, he helps readers grasp the significance of economic decision-making and the interplay between markets, government, and individual choices.

Moreover, Bahnsen takes a balanced approach to economic analysis. While the book leans toward free-market principles, the author presents contrasting viewpoints and acknowledges the complexities and trade-offs inherent in economic systems. This balanced perspective encourages critical thinking and allows readers to form their own opinions based on a well-rounded understanding of different economic schools of thought.

Despite its strengths, "There's No Free Lunch" may overwhelm readers who are completely new to economics. While Bahnsen's explanations are generally accessible, some readers with little prior knowledge of the subject may need to invest additional effort to fully grasp certain concepts. However, for those willing to engage and invest in their understanding, the book serves as a valuable tool for self-education.

The book's organization is worth noting as well. The division of the economic truths into various sections and chapters makes it easy to navigate and reference specific topics of interest. Readers can choose to read the book cover to cover or dive into specific sections based on their preferences or areas of curiosity.

"There's No Free Lunch" succeeds in its goal of demystifying economics and empowering readers with a solid foundation in economic principles. David L. Bahnsen's ability to make complex ideas accessible and relatable is commendable. This book is recommended for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of economics and its impact on our daily lives. Whether you're an economics enthusiast or a curious reader looking to expand your knowledge, this book is a worthwhile addition to your library

Author David L. Bahnsen will be doing live book signings at FreedomFest 2023

Grab You Copy Today by Clicking HERE

About the Author

David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a bi-coastal private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, CA and New York City, managing over $3 billion in client assets. David is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and Forbes. He has written his own political viewpoint blog at for over a decade.

David is passionate about opposition to crony capitalism and has lectured and written for years about the need for pro-growth economic policy. Every part of his political worldview stems from a desire to see greater freedom as a catalyst to greater human flourishing.

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