December 2004

Volume 54, 2004


Destructive Destruction

Hurricanes Don't Cause Economic Growth
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Government Should Regulate Charities?

Laws Against Theft and Fraud Already Apply to Charities
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The Myth of Wartime Prosperity

Does War Really Help the Economy?
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The Golden Calf of Democracy

Democracy May Be the World's Most Oversold Concept of Political Governance
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"Democracy," H. L. Mencken once said, "is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." He also famously defined an election as "an advance auction sale of stolen goods."

The Economic Fantasy of "Star Trek"

Gene Roddenberry Believed Money Was a Vestige of Man's Base Past
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The Dark Secrets of Rail Trails

The Rails-to-Trails Program Quietly Confiscates Private Land
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Separate the Professions and the State

Certain Professionals Are Adept at Manipulating the Political Process
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Ambrose Bierce on Socialism

Socialists Withered Under Bierce's Analysis
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A Man to Remember

Richard Cobden's Demands Had Long-Lasting Consequences in British Politics
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2004 Annual Index

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