Freeman

June 1994

Volume 44, 1994

FEATURES

The Power of Paternalism

The Superficial, Non-Thinking Mass Man Is a Present Threat

JUNE 01, 1994 by LUDWIG VON MISES

Things Are Better than We Think (And Could Be Better Yet)

Economic Growth Improves Environmental Quality

JUNE 01, 1994 by JANE S. SHAW

How Government Makes Natural Disasters Worse

Meddling Government Crowds Out Private Solutions

JUNE 01, 1994 by LLEWELLYN H. ROCKWELL JR

Ideas and Consequences: Economic Opportunity Needs A Moral Dimension

JUNE 01, 1994 by LAWRENCE W. REED

What really deserves our attention are those specific barriers to economic opportunity erected by government—regulations, taxes, licensure laws, unfunded mandates, building and zoning codes, special privileges for organized labor, subsidies to business, chronic budget deficits that consume needed capital, a welfare system that puts a premium on idleness and a penalty on work, and an education monopoly that fails to teach children as it vacuums their parents' wallets, to name a few.

Economic Opportunity Needs A Moral Dimension

Overregulation Suffocates the Aspirations of Enterprising Men and Women

JUNE 01, 1994 by LAWRENCE W. REED

What really deserves our attention are those specific barriers to economic opportunity erected by government—regulations, taxes, licensure laws, unfunded mandates, building and zoning codes, special privileges for organized labor, subsidies to business, chronic budget deficits that consume needed capital, a welfare system that puts a premium on idleness and a penalty on work, and an education monopoly that fails to teach children as it vacuums their parents' wallets, to name a few.

The Fascist Epithet

Democratic Fascism Suffers the Same Fatal Flaws as All Socialist Systems

JUNE 01, 1994 by MACK TANNER

Economic Fascism

Planned Capitalism Lives On

JUNE 01, 1994 by THOMAS J. DILORENZO

The Failure of Antitrust Policy

All Antitrust Law Should Be Repealed

JUNE 01, 1994 by D. T. ARMENTANO

Losing Touch

Politicians Seldom Face the Victims of Government Policies

JUNE 01, 1994 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

A Tax Deduction for Education

Should the Tax Laws Favor Public Schools?

JUNE 01, 1994 by SHELDON RICHMAN, ROY CORDATO
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