Freeman

December 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

Consumer Information and the Calculation Debate

Government Cannot Determine the Most Appropriate Amount of Information

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by E.C. PASOUR

The Market Didn't Do It

Why Do People Blame Bad News on the Market?

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Free-Market Economics in a Phone Booth

The Benefits of New Competition to Telephone Users Are Dramatic

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by RUSSELL SHANNON

Frank Chodorov: Champion of Liberty

Chodorov Was a Formidable and Prescient Critic of Statism

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by AARON STEELMAN

Global Warming: Not an Immediate Problem

The Science of Climate Change Is Imperfect at Best

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by J. DAVID BETHEL

Arab Terrorism: Causes and Cure

What Grievance Against the United States Makes Arabs Willing to Kill and to Die?

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by ROBERT W. MCGEE

Putting the Framers' Intent Back Into the Commerce Clause

United States v. Lopez Limits the Commerce Power

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by ERIC HAGEN

Liberty and Privacy: Connections

We Should Fear the Government's Intimate Knowledge of Our Lives

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

The Southern Tradition: Implications for Modern Decentralism

The Central State's Imperial Designs Bode Ill for Civilization

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by THOMAS E. WOODS JR.

The Sexual Harassment Lemon Law

Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Destroy Jobs and Entire Companies

DECEMBER 01, 1996 by SARAH J. MCCARTHY
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