Freeman

January 1983

Volume 33, 1983

FEATURES

Law and Justice

JANUARY 01, 1983 by HANS SENNHOLZ

The Meaning of Federalism

JANUARY 01, 1983 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

When Felix Morley called attention some years ago "to the illogical practice of referring to the central government as the 'federal government'," he declared that the confusion was "due to historical accident." What he had in mind was that the supporters of the Constitution, when it was being considered for ratification, called themselves "federalists," and the government under examination "federal."

Boom Bust

JANUARY 01, 1983 by BILL ANDERSON

Economic Recovery

JANUARY 01, 1983 by BRIAN SUMMERS

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