Freeman

April 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

Ending the Welfare State Through the Power of Private Action

Americans Are Moving Away from Political Paternalism

APRIL 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

Fiscal Force

Is the Income Tax Voluntary?

JULY 01, 2010 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Cool on the Idea of Cooling Global Warming

Blind Environmentalists Don't Understand the Value of Capitalism

APRIL 01, 2007 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Congressional Generosity

Congress Says It May Tax Whatever It Darn Well Pleases

APRIL 01, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Great Contraction, 1929–33

New Ideas about Government Intervention in Recessions Worsened the Great Depression

APRIL 01, 2007 by ROBERT HIGGS

Hayek on Closed Shops and Yellow Dogs

Hayek's Advocacy of Government Interference in Union Contracts is Contradictory

APRIL 01, 2007 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Tolls on the Road to Serfdom

U.S. Income Tax Policy Undermines Individual Liberty

APRIL 01, 2007 by D.W. MACKENZIE

Freedom Is the Environment's Best Friend

Environmentalist Ignorance Obstructs Science and Progress

APRIL 01, 2007 by JOHN SEMMENS

Welfare for the Rich

The Wealthy Receive Billions of Dollars in Government Subsidies Each Year

APRIL 01, 2007 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
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