Freeman

December 2000

Volume 50, 2000

FEATURES

WHO's Hidden Agenda

WHO's Agenda Is Neither Patient-Friendly Nor Protective of Individual Freedoms

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by TWILA BRASE

Why Classical Liberals Should Love Harry Potter

Government Plays a Strikingly Small Role in Harry's Magical World

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

They're Just Dying to Be Rescued

Gun-Control Propaganda Brainwashes Potential Victims

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by KAREN SELICK

A Year at the Movies

Libertarian Themes Play Out in Several Hollywood Films

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

Capitalism and the Zero

Numerous Financial Innovations Flowed Directly from the Discovery of Zero

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by JOHN HOOD

High Savings Rates and Asia's Economic Crises

A High Rate of Saving Does Not Guarantee High Growth

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

Standing to Gain from Tattling

Professional Tattling Is Big Business for Environmental Advocacy Groups

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by TIMOTHY D. TERRELL

The Self-Imposed Poverty of Economics

Does Game Theory Fully Explain Human Behavior?

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by TIBOR R. MACHAN, DAVID M. BROWN

Universal Values

Classical-Liberal Political Values Are the Fundamental Rules of Human Decency

DECEMBER 01, 2000 by DONALD BOUDREAUX
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