Freeman

July 2002

Volume 52, 2002

FEATURES

This Is America?

Our Liberties Are Being Usurped by Petty Tyrants

JULY 01, 2002 by JAMES R. OTTESON

Lady Godiva, Where Are You?

Rulers Have Long Wrung Riches from Their Subjects

JULY 01, 2002 by TED ROBERTS

On Freedom of Association

Why Doesn't Freedom of Association Apply in Labor Markets?

JULY 01, 2002 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Social Security Privatization: A Personal View

Why Does Social Security Require Force?

JULY 01, 2002 by ROGER M. CLITES

Ripping Up Barstools for the Consumer's Sake!

Who Is Right: The Customer or the Government?

JULY 01, 2002 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

The Mugging of an Environmental Skeptic

Lomborg's Book Is Meticulously Researched

JULY 01, 2002 by JAMES PERON

Plum Deal

Who Benefits from Agricultural Subsidies?

JULY 01, 2002 by P. GARDNER GOLDSMITH

Lafcadio Hearn

An Independent Thinker Ahead of His Time

JULY 01, 2002 by FRANK LAFFITTE

No More Subsidies for Higher Education

Formal Education Isn't the Only Path to Career Success

JULY 01, 2002 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Chairs, Hamburgers, and Persons

Collectivism Places Abstractions above Individuals

JULY 01, 2002 by JOHN T. WENDERS
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