Freeman

April 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

Enlightened Altruism

Altruism and Self-Interest Aren't Mutually Exclusive

APRIL 01, 2003 by RICHARD W. FULMER

Homeland Security Circa AD 285

Rome Was Destroyed Less by Barbarian Invasions Than by its Own Bureaucracy

APRIL 01, 2003 by HAROLD B. JONES JR.

Lawyers Run Amok

Never Underestimate the Tenacity of a Lawyer Working on a Contingency Fee

APRIL 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Possibilities vs. Reality

The Possibility of Benefit Doesn't Justify Excessive Government Intervention

APRIL 01, 2003 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

The Pentagon Ramps Up the War on Privacy

The Surveillance Regime Planned for the United States Would Create Continuous Harassment and Humiliation and Regular Inspection of Private Data

APRIL 01, 2003 by DAVID M. BROWN

Neutrality Agreements: Bid for Union Power

Neutrality Agreements Are an Insult and Injustice to Employees

APRIL 01, 2003 by DAVID DENHOLM

Is Greed Green?

Good Entrepreneurs and Managers Don't Need Regulators to Tell Them That Pollution and Waste Are Inefficient and Expensive

APRIL 01, 2003 by PIERRE DESROCHERS
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