Freeman

April 2006

Volume 56, 2006

FEATURES

The Great Austrian Inflation

A Tale of Social Democratic Fiscal Policy

APRIL 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING

Wars always bring great destruction in their wake.

A Higher Gasoline Tax Will "Solve Everything"?

John Tierney's Modest Proposal

APRIL 01, 2006 by ROY CORDATO

Full Context

The Centrist Corporate State Threatens Our Liberty

APRIL 01, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Origin of American Farm Subsidies

One Group Should Not Be Taxed to Support Another

APRIL 01, 2006 by BURTON FOLSOM

New Urbanism: Same Old Social Engineering

Narrow Preferences Should Not Be Imposed on the Entire Nation

APRIL 01, 2006 by STEVEN GREENHUT

What should libertarians think of an increasingly influential land-use and planning movement known as the New Urbanism, which seeks a broad change in the way cities and suburbs develop?

The Disconnect Between Political Promises and Performance

The Negative-Sum Approach Is Politically Compelling

APRIL 01, 2006 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Antonio Rosmini: Philosopher of Property

This Catholic Priest Understood the Dangers to Liberty

APRIL 01, 2006 by ALBERTO MINGARDI

Over the past several decades The Freeman and FEE have introduced the liberty-loving public to many great thinkers of the past who otherwise would have fallen into oblivion.

Patently Unnecessary?

Even the Pharmaceutical Industry Doesn't Warrant Patents

APRIL 01, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

So Much to Read!

Ten Books by Creative and Brilliant Libertarian Scholars

APRIL 01, 2006 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Economics for the Citizen, Part IV

Property Rights Affect Resource Allocation

APRIL 01, 2006 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS
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