Freeman

January 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

Free-Market Miracle: From Sri Lanka to Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Had to Master Low Costs before it Could Offer Low Prices

JANUARY 01, 2003 by RALPH HOOD

Fast Food and Personal Responsibility

Liberty and Responsibility Are Inseparable

JANUARY 01, 2003 by NINOS P. MALEK

Patriotic Tax Avoiders

America's Corporate Tax Rate Is Excessive

JANUARY 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Power to the People?

Why Are Voluntary Accomplishments by the Public Ignored in Favor of Huge Government Programs and Mandates?

JANUARY 01, 2003 by MICHAEL C. LYNCH

The World Is Dying, So Tax the Rich?

The Poor Need Secure Property Rights and Markets, Not Income Redistribution

JANUARY 01, 2003 by JAMES R. OTTESON

The Forgotten Robber Barons

Tammany Hall Was Frightening in its Reach and Corrupt to the Core

APRIL 19, 2010 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Perspective

JANUARY 01, 2003 by SHELDON RICHMAN
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