Freeman

January 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

Defending Freedom and the Free Society

With a proper religious orientation, we can work out a philosophy of freedom.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by EDMUND OPITZ

With a proper religious orientation, we can work out a philosophy of freedom.

Is Freedom an Antiquated Term?

“Subsidy” and other concepts are undergoing subtle semantic changes.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by WILMA J. MOORE

"Subsidy" and other concepts are undergoing subtle semantic changes.

Antitrust Regulation: Back to the Past

All of the new antitrust initiatives should be rejected.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by D. T. ARMENTANO

All of the new antitrust initiatives should be rejected.

Are There Too Many Lawyers?

Far too many folks welcome the chance to be plaintiffs, since being a plaintiff is cost-free.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by JOSEPH S. FULDA, PATRICK J. VINCENT

Far too many folks welcome the chance to be plaintiffs, since being a plaintiff is cost-free.

Zoo, Inc.

Private zookeepers are successfully rejuvenating troubled zoos.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by ELIZABETH LARSON, DAVID HAARMEYER

Private zookeepers are successfully rejuvenating troubled zoos.

State Health Insurance Regulations

Government must deregulate the insurance business.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by ERIC BANFIELD

Government must deregulate the insurance business.

The Government Baby-Brokering Business

Thanks to federal funds, the child-abuse industry is thriving.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY

Thanks to federal funds, the child-abuse industry is thriving.

Growing Toyotas, Manufacturing Soybeans

Sometimes it takes a little surrealism to make economics clear to people.

JANUARY 01, 1993 by GARY NORTH

Sometimes it takes a little surrealism to make economics clear to people.

A Reviewer's Notebook: Government Racket

Why is the federal government spending $84,000 to find out why people fall in love?

JANUARY 01, 1993 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

Why is the federal government spending $84,000 to find out why people fall in love?

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