Freeman

August 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

Train Wreck

America's Railroads Are a Stark Reminder of What Happens When Government Intervenes

AUGUST 01, 1999 by GREGORY BRESIGER

A College Fund on the Social Security Model

How Will the Government Afford Its Social Security Obligations?

AUGUST 01, 1999 by WILLIAM B. CONERLY

Freedom and Morality in the Plays of Tom Stoppard

Stoppard's Plays Show an Intellectually and Theatrically Coherent Rejection of Relativism

AUGUST 01, 1999 by NORMAN BARRY

Friendship and the Free Society

Liberty Facilitates the Development of Meaningful Human Relationships

AUGUST 01, 1999 by ANDREW COHEN

The Immorality of Antitrust Law

Antitrust Laws Are Inherently Discriminatory

AUGUST 01, 1999 by D. T. ARMENTANO

Paranoia About Paranoia in American Politics

Does Fear of Government Equal Insanity?

AUGUST 01, 1999 by JAMES BOVARD

Socialized Medicine: One Size Fits None

Free, Voluntary Trade Has Been Outlawed in Canadian Health Care

AUGUST 01, 1999 by KAREN SELICK

William H. Hutt: A Centenary Appreciation

Hutt Was a Courageous Voice for Free-Market Economics

AUGUST 01, 1999 by RICHARD EBELING

Greens Against Greens

Why Is It So Difficult to Play Golf on Long Island?

AUGUST 01, 1999 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

Protection for Bad Managers

Anti-Takeover Legislation Violates Shareholders' Property Rights

AUGUST 01, 1999 by CHRISTOPHER MAYER
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