Freeman

January 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

Why the War on Poverty Failed

Handouts Provide the Wrong Incentives

JANUARY 01, 1999 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Recruiting Rural Physicians: Small-Town Socialism

Faced with Any State-Sponsored Program, We Should Consider the Free-Market Alternatives

JANUARY 01, 1999 by WILLIAM E. PIKE

The Other Tobacco War

The Cuban Embargo Is Useless

JANUARY 01, 1999 by AARON LUKAS

Artistic Freedom Requires Economic Freedom

Capitalist Wealth Supports Artistic Production

JANUARY 01, 1999 by TYLER COWEN

Flags, Flames, and Property

American Ideals Are Sturdy Enough to Await Voluntary Respect

JANUARY 01, 1999 by ANDREW COHEN

Elijah McCoy and Berry Gordy: Ingenuity Overcomes

Affirmative Action Is Not a Prerequisite for Success

JANUARY 01, 1999 by BURTON FOLSOM

Sudden Impact: The Collision of Ethics and Air Bag Mandates

We Shouldn't Save Some Lives by Forfeiting Others

JANUARY 01, 1999 by LOREN LOMASKY

Libertarianism in Japan

The Freedom Philosophy Offers Peace, Economic Growth, and Social Harmony to Every Country

JANUARY 01, 1999 by DAVID BOAZ

Can Government Deliver the Goods?

Free Markets Offer a Flexible, Efficient Alternative

JANUARY 01, 1999 by HUGH MACAULAY

Markets in Time: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Swiss Watchmaking

Swiss-Made Watches Are the Most Sought After in the World

JANUARY 01, 1999 by ANTHONY YOUNG
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