Freeman

July/August 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

The Scapegoat Utility Vehicle

What's So Threatening about SUVs?

JULY 01, 2003 by SAM KAZMAN

Chemical Hysteria and Environmental Politics

Alarmist Groups with Radical Political Agendas Manipulate Science

JULY 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Washington's Centrally Planned Heating and Cooling

Why Does Government Outlaw Consumers' Preferred Products?

JULY 01, 2003 by MICHAEL HEBERLING

Clarence B. Carson, R.I.P.

Carson Lived a Life Full of Significance

JULY 01, 2003 by PAUL A. CLEVELAND

A Carson Sampler

In Honor of a Long-Time FEE Contributing Editor

JULY 01, 2003

Planned Chaos: Industrial Waste Recycling in Communist Economies

Central Planning Creates Chaos and Economic Regression

JULY 01, 2003 by PIERRE DESROCHERS

Law and Property: The Best Hope for Liberty?

There Remains Little Protection for Individualism

JULY 01, 2003 by NORMAN BARRY

There is little left of the conventional protections for individualism in the modern world. Whatever theoretical virtues there may be in democracy (and there aren't many1), in practice it has disintegrated into a struggle among self-regarding interest groups, mediated by government, over wealth that is exclusively created by private individuals.

Yes or No to the Euro?

Exploring the Real Motives Behind Expanding the Euro's Use

JULY 01, 2003 by KARL SIGFRID

The Economics of Smoking Bans

Restaurant and Bar Owners Should Have the Freedom to Determine Smoking Policies

JULY 01, 2003 by ARTHUR FOULKES

Lessons from the First Airplane

Are Subsidies Needed to Spur New Inventions?

JULY 01, 2003 by LAWRENCE W. REED
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