Freeman

January/February 2005

Volume 55, 2005

FEATURES

Global Corruption and the Interventionist State

When Government Is Limited to Protecting Our Lives and Property, There Will Be Little Left to Buy and Sell Politically

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by RICHARD EBELING

Government, Fiscal Responsibility, and Free Banking

Monetary and Fiscal Reform Is Inseperable from the Desire for Personal and Economic Liberty

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by RICHARD EBELING

Ayn Rand: A Centennial Appreciation

Rand's Was a Comprehensive Revolution That Encompassed All Levels of Social Relations

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, AYN RAND

A Consensus Society

The Only Consensus Appropriate for a Society Is Freedom

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by RUSSELL MADDEN

How Government Destroys Medical Care

The Lack of Understanding of Market Principles Endangers Us All

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by STEVEN GREENHUT

Selling the Free Market to Nonbelievers

Explaining the Free Market from Liberals' Side of the Fence

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by RALPH HOOD

Yo, Brooklyn! Get Real About Politics and Sports

There Is No Reason to Use Eminent Domain or Tax Breaks to Build Stadiums

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

The Vision of William P. Lear

An Example of Entrepreneurship and Persistence That Bettered the Lives of Countless People

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by ANTHONY YOUNG

The Tobacco-Quota Buyout: More Legal Plunder

There Is No Economic, Legal, or Ethical Reason to Compensate Those Who Have Benefited from a Government-Enforced Cartel

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by E.C. PASOUR

I, Liberal

In the Linguistically Challenged United States, the Word "Liberal" Is Misunderstood

FEBRUARY 01, 2005 by SHELDON RICHMAN
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