James A. Woehlke

JWoehlke@thefreemanonline.org

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MARCH 01, 2000 by JAMES A. WOEHLKE

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Those Dirty Rotten Taxes: Tax Revolts that Built America by Charles Adams

A Strong Case for Abandoning Intrusive Direct Taxation

FEBRUARY 01, 1999 by JAMES A. WOEHLKE, NICOLAUS WOEHLKE

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Pick a Better Country by Ken Hamblin

Each of Us Must Decide if We Will Be Winners or Losers

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by JAMES A. WOEHLKE

The story is told that Ludwig von Mises was once asked, "Do you mean to say that the government should have done nothing during the Great Depression?" Mises responded, "I mean to say it should have started doing nothing long before that." I hope the story is not apocryphal, because it perfectly sums up the government's proper role in managing the economy: none.

Book Review

The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by JAMES A. WOEHLKE

This book should open the door to a serious, intellectually sound approach to the Constitutional protection of human rights.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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