July/August 2013Volume 63, 2013
MAY 14, 2013 by LENORE EALY
Even if the Common Core could deliver on its promises, its spread across the country poses a serious threat to the principles of federalism and the habits of self-governance that once produced a flourishing, voluntary society.
All Your Kids Are Belong to Us
JUNE 05, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
A controversial ad claiming that children belong to the community underscores how fully the State education apparatus disrupts the children's education within real families and real communities.
JUNE 06, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE
The IRS's targeting of Tea Party groups was only par for the course. All government actions are best viewed as political actions.
MAY 07, 2013 by ERIC BOEHM
A host of anti-competitive regulations serve funeral directors at the expense of the grieving.
Coca-Cola Confronts the Politics of Obesity
JUNE 03, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY
Coca-Cola just became the latest company to knuckle under to public health bullying.
MAY 30, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS
Television shows full of bad jokes written for laugh tracks instead of people seem like proof that the market caters to the lowest common denominator. A closer look at the history of the laugh track tells a different story.
JULY 03, 2013 by THE FREEMAN
It's time for State power to be broken up and decentralized. It's going to take a lot of innovation to do it.
An Interview with Oliver Porter
MAY 28, 2013 by THE FREEMAN
Oliver Porter created and implemented the public-private partnership model for Sandy Springs, Ga.--a city of 100,000 people near Atlanta--and has agreed to sit down with The Freeman.
JUNE 04, 2013 by TOM W. BELL
A democracy focused on the rejection of unpopular laws would allow for a broader electorate and a more immediate expression of voters' wills. It would also limit the worst excesses of the State.
The Other Side of the Impersonal Market
JULY 12, 2011 by SANDY IKEDA
Freedom of movement, in physical and social space, is the essence of the free society.
MAY 22, 2013 by ANDREW HEATON
Space travel, once the domain of Russian dogs and astronaut golfers, is being taken over by private enterprise and entertainment moguls. And it's fabulous news.
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
JUNE 07, 2013 by ALLEN MENDENHALL
Anthony Gregory's examination of habeas corpus traces its spotty record, explains how it can manage to produce power rather than restrict it, and puts Foucault to a novel use.
MAY 10, 2013 by SARAH SKWIRE
The Great Gatsby is full of hollow people living hollow lives without any meaningful connection to each other. And that's exactly the point.
Crony Capitalism and Stadium Funding
JUNE 12, 2013 by MICHAEL NOLAN
Stadium funding deals amount to making some people's leisure-time preferences a matter of law, then forcing everyone to transfer money to the already wealthy.
For those in Guantanamo
JUNE 10, 2013 by PHILIP METRES
Close enough to see only their shadows flickering in distant metal cages