Freeman

April 2001

Volume 51, 2001

FEATURES

Beware the Ides of April (Plus Two)

Why Do We Cringe at Uncle Sam's Annual Fundraiser?

APRIL 01, 2001 by TED ROBERTS

The Inventive Period

The Capitalist System Has Enabled These Inventor-Entrepreneurs to Flourish

APRIL 01, 2001 by ANDREW BERNSTEIN

What Am I Missing?

Anti-Capitalists Fail to Make Connections between Multinational Corporations in the Third World and the First World

APRIL 01, 2001 by RALPH HOOD

Reflections on Self-Responsibility and Libertarianism

We Now Live in a Nation of Dependents Who Cannot Imagine a Life Without Government Support, Involvement, and Regulation

APRIL 01, 2001 by NATHANIEL BRANDEN

Regulation by Reputation on the Net: Business

Seller Reputation Is a Significant Determinant of Price in Online Auctions

APRIL 01, 2001 by AARON STEELMAN

Dictatorship of Lawyers

Courts Allow Trial Lawyers to Subvert Due Process and Rule of Law

APRIL 01, 2001 by JAMES BOVARD

Overreacting to Terrorism

Federal Terrorism Policy Overreacts to a Small and Declining Threat

APRIL 01, 2001 by JAMES L. PAYNE

The War on Drugs Opens a New Front

The Quest for Greater Authority and Larger Budgets Calls for the Creation of New Problems

APRIL 01, 2001 by GEORGE C. LEEF

The Perils of Positive Rights

Positive Rights Conflict Most of All with Our Basic Negative Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property

APRIL 01, 2001 by TIBOR R. MACHAN
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