Freeman

June 2002

Volume 52, 2002

FEATURES

The War on Margarine

The Dairy Lobby Employed Many Weapons in its Long Fight

JUNE 01, 2002 by ADAM YOUNG

Say It Isn't So, Jerry Lewis

Charity Should Be Based on Volition, Not Coercion

JUNE 01, 2002 by P. GARDNER GOLDSMITH

The Living Wage Folly

How Living-Wage Ordinances Harm Workers and Taxpayers

JUNE 01, 2002 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Sting Operations and the Separation of Powers

One-Party Taping Laws Throw Out Judicial Checks on Executive Arrogance

JUNE 01, 2002 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

The Economics of Infantilism

Whining Doesn't Create Wealth

JUNE 01, 2002 by THOMAS E. WOODS JR.

Lunch with a Free-Market Subversive

Peru's History Is a Grim Tale of Centralized Statism

JUNE 01, 2002 by BILL STEIGERWALD

Trust No One Including The X-Files?

Is The X-Files a Show Libertarians Can Get Behind?

JUNE 01, 2002 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

After That

Capitalism Is the Great Liberator

JUNE 01, 2002 by NORMAN BARRY

Alaskan Courtesy

The Alaskan Appeals Court Errs on the Side of Liberty

JUNE 01, 2002 by SCOTT MCPHERSON

Parasite Economics

The Free Market Has No Systematic Victims

JUNE 01, 2002 by DAVID LEVY, SANDRA PEART
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