Freeman

January/February 2012

Volume 62, 2012

Politicians in Alabama and Georgia are cashing in on immigration fears to buy votes, but everyone pays, as Scott Beaulier, Darrick Luke and Daniel Smith explain.  Robert Higgs asks if regime uncertainty explains the current malaise. Andrew Morriss marvels at how much better we live than Elvis did. Gary Chartier asks who’s really on the side of the poor and Robert Murphy says the Euro shows how little one can expect from a currency born entirely of government.


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