Freeman

January 1994

Volume 44, 1994

FEATURES

Economic Warnings from Canada

If Americans Adopt Canadian Policies, We Will Get the Same Results

JANUARY 01, 1994 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY

The Economic Way of Thinking, Part 4

Socialists Need Capitalism in Order to Survive

JANUARY 01, 1994 by RONALD NASH

Mr. Dickens Was Right

The Law Reflects Its Society

JANUARY 01, 1994 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

Should The Government Kill People To Protect Their Health?

The FDA Causes Untold Suffering

JANUARY 01, 1994 by ROBERT HIGGS

What Is Government Waste?

Government Misuses Its Taxing Power to Demand and Command Wealth

JANUARY 01, 1994 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

The Moral Aspect of the Protective Tariff

Tariffs Provide Class Enrichment Through Legislation

JANUARY 01, 1994 by DAVID JORDAN

We Need Free Trade In Deed As Well As Word

Free Trade Creates Wealth

JANUARY 01, 1994 by GARY M. GALLES

Shipwrecked In New Jersey

A Federal Luxury Tax Drowned the U.S. Yacht-Building Industry

JANUARY 01, 1994 by ROBERT A. PETERSON

The Space Program: No Prize

We Must Open New Markets to Space Commerce

JANUARY 01, 1994 by FREDERICK GIARRUSSO, GARY C. HUDSON

The Best Alternative

People Have Different Standards and Value Judgments

JANUARY 01, 1994 by ROGER M. CLITES
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