Freeman

April 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

Exporting and Importing at the University

Only Workaholics See Intrinsic Value in Their Exports

APRIL 01, 2008 by T. NORMAN VAN COTT

Slick Construction Under the Articles of Confederation

Original Intent, Meaning, or Understanding Is Inevitably Multiple

APRIL 01, 2008 by JOSEPH R. STROMBERG

Presidents Can't Manage the Economy

Determining What Trade-Offs to Make in a World of Scare Resources Is Best Left to the Free Market

APRIL 01, 2008 by JOHN STOSSEL

Savoring "Three Cups of Tea": An Essay on the Future of Politics

Voluntarism, Not Interventionism, Is the Way to Make the World a Better Place

APRIL 01, 2008 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Health Care Cons

Repeal the myriad interventions.

APRIL 01, 2008 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Free Market's Invisibility Problem

Libertarians Need More Visual Strategies to Advertise Their Beliefs

APRIL 01, 2008 by JOSEPH PACKER

The Return of Debtors' Prison?

Eliminating Civil Imprisonment Would Improve Justice in the United States

APRIL 01, 2008 by WENDY MCELROY

Banning Payday Loans Deprives Low-Income People of Options

Though Expensive, Sometimes Payday Loans Are the Best Option

APRIL 01, 2008 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Downtown Revitalization: City Governments Versus Consumers

Government Planners Lack the Incentive and Ability to Accurately Forecast What Consumers Want

APRIL 01, 2008 by JACOB H. HUEBERT
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