Freeman

August 1998

Volume 48, 1998

FEATURES

Technology and Happiness

It Is Not Up To One Man To Decide What Makes Others Happy

AUGUST 01, 1998 by ALLAN LEVITE

How to Get Action

The Only Way to Truth Is Through One's Own Person

AUGUST 01, 1998 by LEONARD E. READ

How Environmentalism Disdains the Poor

Economic Growth Improves Both Living Standards and the Environment

AUGUST 01, 1998 by E. CALVIN BEISNER

It's a Jungle Out There! What We Can Learn from the Privatization of Zoos

Private Enterprise Can and Will Take Over Services That Government Vacates

AUGUST 01, 1998 by KEITH WADE

Mafia Capitalism or Red Legacy?

Russia Needs Privatization, Tax Relief, and Deregulation

AUGUST 01, 1998 by GARY DEMPSEY, AARON LUKAS

A Letter from Russia

Russia Seems to Be on the Right Path

AUGUST 01, 1998 by GRIGORY SHISHATSKY

Great Myths of the Great Depression

Popular Accounts of the Depression Belong in a Book of Fairy Tales

AUGUST 01, 1998 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Old myths never die; they just keep showing up in college economics and political science textbooks.

Capitalism: Discrimination's Implacable Enemy

Free Enterprise Has an Anti-Discrimination Effect

AUGUST 01, 1998 by JOHN HOOD

Pounds of Prevention, Ounces of Cure

Licensing Actually Leads to Mistakes and Consumer Harm

AUGUST 01, 1998 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Individualist Feminism: The Lost Tradition

Libertarian Feminists Do Not Believe in Governmental Solutions

AUGUST 01, 1998 by WENDY MCELROY
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