Freeman

April 2005

Volume 55, 2005

FEATURES

Economic Freedom: The Path to Development

Economic Freedom Indexes Impact Politics

APRIL 01, 2005 by GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL, JR.

On Price Gouging

Is It Fair to Raise Prices after a Natural Disaster?

APRIL 01, 2005 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Beware Democracy without Liberty

APRIL 01, 2005 by RICHARD EBELING

Democracy, in essence, is merely a mechanism for the peaceful selection of political officeholders.

The Myth of Available Pain Care

Chronic Pain Management Is a Medical and Human Rights Disaster

APRIL 01, 2005 by FRANK FISHER

Another Victim of the Drug War

How the State Goes After Innocent Doctors

APRIL 01, 2005 by RADLEY BALKO

Ludwig von Mises and the Vienna of His Time - Part II

Collectivism Has Too High a Price

APRIL 01, 2005 by RICHARD EBELING

Free-Market Justice Is in the Cards

Government Is Neither the Only nor the Best Source of Consumer Protection

APRIL 01, 2005 by JACOB H. HUEBERT

"Corporate" Power Alone Is the Problem?

Bill Moyers Misunderstands the Nature of the State

APRIL 01, 2005 by GEORGE C. LEEF

The Unconstitutionality of Protectionism

Trade Restrictions Never Serve the General Welfare

APRIL 01, 2005 by SHELDON RICHMAN
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