Freeman

December 1997

Volume 47, 1997

FEATURES

Freedom and the Car

Self-Directedness Is Intrinsic to Automobility

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by LOREN LOMASKY

Paparazzi and Public Property

The Notion of "Public Property" Muddies People's Basic Rights

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Where Does Law Come From?

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.

The Efficiency of Natural Rights

Natural Rights Are Both Problem-Solving Devices and Moral Principles

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by WENDY MCELROY

The Future of the Union Movement: Clues From the UPS Strike

Competition and Entrepreneurship, Not Unions, Are the Source of Lasting Prosperity for Workers and Investors Alike

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

What's So Bad about Big Government Anyway?

Besides the coercion and social harm.

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Or Else . . .

Examples of Officially Sanctioned Extortion Surround Us

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by RUSSELL MADDEN

Will Retirement Become a Personal Responsibility?

Social Security Must Ultimately Be Privatized

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Kill Big Business's Bank

Taxpayers Provide the Cash, Exporters Collect the Profit

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by DOUG BANDOW

Best Textbooks for a Free-Market University

Free-Market Economics Is Back in the College Classroom

DECEMBER 01, 1997 by MARK SKOUSEN
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