December 1997Volume 47, 1997
Self-Directedness Is Intrinsic to Automobility
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Loren Lomasky
The Notion of "Public Property" Muddies People's Basic Rights
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Tibor R. Machan
Law Does Not Depend on a Central Coercive Authority
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Bruce Benson
Law and governance are natural institutions that arise out of people's interest in prospering through production, the division of labor, and trade. They do not depend on a central coercive authority for their genesis.
Natural Rights Are Both Problem-Solving Devices and Moral Principles
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Wendy McElroy
Competition and Entrepreneurship, Not Unions, Are the Source of Lasting Prosperity for Workers and Investors Alike
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Charles W. Baird
Besides the coercion and social harm.
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by George C. Leef
Examples of Officially Sanctioned Extortion Surround Us
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Russell Madden
Social Security Must Ultimately Be Privatized
DECEMBER 01, 1997 by Lawrence W. Reed
With Social Security benefits projected to exceed the system's revenues within 15 years, young Americans are increasingly skeptical that the government will take care of them when they reach their mid-sixties. That's a healthy development because in a free society, responsibility for one's retirement is too important to relinquish to the vagaries of politicized programs.