Freeman

April 2002

Volume 52, 2002

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The Man Who Didn't "Grow" in Office

DECEMBER 28, 2009 by LAWRENCE W. REED

December 29, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Ewart Gladstone. This article by Lawrence W. Reed explains that Gladstone was one of liberty's greatest champions.

The Failure of Keynesian Economics

How Can Anyone Still Believe Keynes's General Theory?

JUNE 25, 2010 by STEVEN KATES

Why Are Golden Arches Lightning Rods?

The Globalizing Impulse Originates in Consumer Preference

JUNE 25, 2010 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

Safer Living with Chemistry

Manmade Chemicals Are Essential to Almost Everything We Do

JUNE 25, 2010 by ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Socialism of the Spirit

Spiritual Socialism Saps a Country of Its Character

JUNE 27, 2010 by KAREN SELICK

The Pernicious Nature of Victimless-Crime Laws

Victimless Crimes Invite Graft, Corruption, and the Suspension of Civil Liberties

JUNE 27, 2010 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

Phony Food Crisis

Political Problems and War Are the Main Causes of Food Shortages

JUNE 27, 2010 by JAMES PERON

Tips to Hike Your Taxes

Tax Cut Protestors Should Voluntarily Pay More Themselves

JUNE 27, 2010 by DOUG BANDOW

But Is There Such a Thing as a Free Breakfast?

Changes to Tax Laws Affect Spending Behavior

JUNE 27, 2010 by RALPH HOOD

My Favorite Libertarian Books*

Five Introductions to Libertarian Thought

JUNE 28, 2010 by MILTON FRIEDMAN
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