The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey isn't a dry tome about free market economics: it brings the idea of freedom to life through stories of people who have discovered it in their own lives. David Henderson brings together these stories as never before, celebrating those in American society -- and around the world -- who are fighting to get the government off their backs. The cause of freedom led David Henderson to join the Reagan administration as a senior economist with the Council of Economic Advisers, to become the economics editor for the National Review, and to make the case for freedom in dozens of articles in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, and Red Herring. In this book, written as an intellectual sequel to Milton Friedman's legendary Free to Choose, Henderson tells the stories of freedom with extraordinary power, illustrating the centrality of freedom to a well-run economy and a good society. Henderson's stories may be a revelation; for example, he shows how property rights have been used to protect wildlife, from elephants to hawks.