December 2001

Volume 51, 2001


How Henry Ford Zapped a Licensing Monopoly

All Ford Wanted Was the Opportunity to Compete Freely in the Market
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

At the very beginning of the American auto industry, a group of carmakers made a blatant attempt to establish an industrial policy for their own benefit. In the guise of protecting the public from "unreliable upstarts" and "fly-by-nights," they formed the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM) in 1903. The industry was in its infancy, but there were already complaints about some of the crude entrepreneurs who were entering the field.

Socialized Medicine Is the Problem

Demand Continues to Exceed Supply in Canada's Health Care Market
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Wire and Rails: Comparing the Web and Railroads

The Internet Has Little in Common with the Transcontinental Railroads
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

No Yahoo! for New Shareholder Plan

"Shareholder Rights" Plans Often Benefit Existing Management while Shortchanging Shareholders
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Knut Wicksell: A Sesquicentennial Appreciation

Wicksell's Ideas Have as Much Interest Today as When He First Penned Them
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Rolling Back the Market: Economic Dogma and Political Choice by Peter Self

Another Critique of the Free-Market System
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men Through Capitalism and Freedom!

Open Markets and Competition Bring Peace and Prosperity
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Don't Expect Much From Politics

Where Else Is Such Nonsense Allowed to Flourish?
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Let Our Allies Defend Themselves

The United States Is Under No Obligation to Put the Interests of Other States or People First
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by

Tethered Citizens

The Welfare State Is Immoral
DECEMBER 01, 2001 by
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