Freeman

August 2002

Volume 52, 2002

FEATURES

A Model for Medical Tyranny

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act Violates Numerous Rights

AUGUST 01, 2002 by TWILA BRASE

If Alan Greenspan Lived In Huntsville, Alabama!

Why Is It Okay to Set the Price of Money?

AUGUST 01, 2002 by TED ROBERTS

The Contradictions of Capitalism

Capitalism Is the Eternal Scapegoat

AUGUST 01, 2002 by JAMES PERON

The Real Monopoly

If Politicians Really Cared about Monopolies, They'd Focus on the Postal Service

AUGUST 01, 2002 by JOHN BERTHOUD

A Beautiful Movie, Lousy Economics

The Academy Award-Winning Film Isn't Exactly Accurate

AUGUST 01, 2002 by SANDY IKEDA

Fond Memories of Communism

Why Are Westerners the Primary Defenders of Communism?

AUGUST 01, 2002 by STEPHEN BROWNE

What Happened to China?

A Nation Gets the Government It Deserves

AUGUST 01, 2002 by HAROLD B. JONES JR.

Tragedy in the Judicial Commons

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Granted Legal Standing to Those with Unproven Harm

AUGUST 01, 2002 by DAVID LABAND

Free-Market Medicine

Why Has the Health-Care Market Failed to Produce High-Quality, Low-Cost Medicine?

AUGUST 01, 2002 by LARRY VAN HEERDEN

The Inhumanity of Population Control

The Perceived Problems of Global Population Growth Are Failures of Governance

AUGUST 01, 2002 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE
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