Freeman

December 1992

Volume 42, 1992

FEATURES

The Love of Money

It is not money itself that is the root of all evil.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

It is not money itself that is the root of all evil.

The Coming of Christ

It is impossible to understand Western civilization without understanding Christianity.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by JOHN W. ROBBINS

It is impossible to understand Western civilization without understanding Christianity.

Markets in the Post-Cold War Era: Controlled or Free?

Across the globe, ideologies of state control have been shaken at their foundations.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by AMY SHERMAN

Across the globe, ideologies of state control have been shaken at their foundations.

Are There No Limits to Federal Regulatory Power?

The courts have effectively rewritten key provisions of the Constitution.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by RUSSELL G. RYAN

The courts have effectively rewritten key provisions of the Constitution.

The Food Police Are Watching You

Citizens can sleep tight knowing that the state’s ability to order the destruction of perfectly good food remains secure.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY

Citizens can sleep tight knowing that the state's ability to order the destruction of perfectly good food remains secure.

Workers and Unions -- How About Freedom of Contract?

Monopolistic labor unions are largely indifferent to their members' desires.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Monopolistic labor unions are largely indifferent to their members' desires.

America's Child Protective System: Is It Really Protection?

Our child protective system needs a return to full public scrutiny of the actions of child welfare agencies and courts.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by HANNAH LAPP

Our child protective system needs a return to full public scrutiny of the actions of child welfare agencies and courts.

Economics and Ethics in the Public Policy of the Free Society

Efficiency and ethics need not be traded off against each other in the making of public policy.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by ALEXEI MARCOUX

Efficiency and ethics need not be traded off against each other in the making of public policy.

A Tale of Two Dictionaries

With the advent of the Enlightenment, attempts were made to end linguistic anarchy.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by JOHN P. FINNERAN

With the advent of the Enlightenment, attempts were made to end linguistic anarchy.

Welfare Economics and Externalities in an Open-Ended Universe: A Modern Austrian Perspective

The mainstream welfare economist should rethink his perfect competition-general equilibrium position.

DECEMBER 01, 1992 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

The mainstream welfare economist should rethink his perfect competition-general equilibrium position.

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