Freeman

July 2001

Volume 51, 2001

FEATURES

Self-Government and the Distinctive Character of American Civil Society

We Must Restore Personal Self-Government

JULY 01, 2001 by HANS EICHOLZ

The Smart-Growth Scam

Only Someone Totally Disregarding the Facts Could Favor Smart-Growth Policies

JULY 01, 2001 by PAUL A. CLEVELAND, H. NATHAN HART

Sunshine and the 21st Century

We May Need a Greater Awareness of Seemingly Insignificant Political Shifts

JULY 01, 2001 by MATTHEW HISRICH

Drastic Measures: The Metric Assault on American Standards

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

JULY 01, 2001 by PETER SEYMOUR

Rights in Ideas Infringe Rights in Tangible Property

The Copyright System Ought to Be Abolished

JULY 01, 2001 by ILANA MERCER

Adventures in Zoning

Governments Don't Write Rules to Protect Private Interests

JULY 01, 2001 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

A Race to the Bottom

Who Benefits from High Prices and Low Supplies?

JULY 01, 2001 by BARRY LOBERFELD

The Steps to Economic Freedom

Poverty Is a Political Choice

JULY 01, 2001 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

James J. Hill: Transforming the American Northwest

Hill Was One of the Greatest Entrepreneurs in American History

JULY 01, 2001 by DANIEL OLIVER
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