Freeman

August 2001

Volume 51, 2001

FEATURES

Spencer's Law: Another Reason Not to Worry

The Less of a Problem There Is, the More That Is Written about It

AUGUST 01, 2001 by STEPHEN DAVIES

Do Regulators Know What They're Doing?

Next Time You See a Code, Take a Closer Look

AUGUST 01, 2001 by JAMES L. PAYNE

An Aristocracy of Pull?

Rewarding People on the Basis of Their Status Does More Harm Than Good

AUGUST 01, 2001 by THOMAS M. WILSON

Government: Head or Hand?

We Have Given the Government an Inch and It Has Taken a Mile

AUGUST 01, 2001 by NICHOLAS KYRIAZI

Freedom of Education: A Civil Liberty

Why Subject Education to Coercion?

AUGUST 01, 2001 by BARRY LOBERFELD

Beijing's Cruel Choice

Political Freedom Cannot Be Traded for Economic Growth

AUGUST 01, 2001 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

The Positive Nature of Risk

Removing or Shifting Risk by Government Fiat Is Not a Panacea

AUGUST 01, 2001 by CHRISTOPHER MAYER

Why Do Immigrants Own Inner-City Stores?

Economic Analysis Provides the Answer

AUGUST 01, 2001 by RICHARD D. MARCUS

The Sorry Record of Foreign Aid in Africa

African Governments Are Destroying Their Countries with Aid from the West

AUGUST 01, 2001 by JAMES PERON

For almost half a century the countries of Africa have been awash in aid. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been given to African governments. More billions were lent to these same governments. Countless tons of food have inundated the continent, and swarms of consultants, experts, and administrators have descended to solve Africa's problems.

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