Freeman

June 2005

Volume 55, 2005

FEATURES

I'd Push the Button—To Establish Freedom Right Now

Leonard Read Knew That True Liberty Requires Real Reform

JUNE 01, 2005 by RICHARD EBELING

Law and Good Intentions

Ends don't justify means.

JUNE 01, 2005 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

The Impossibility of Dogmatic Liberalism

Free-Market Liberalism Is Hardly Dogmatic, Intolerant, or Even Impatient

JUNE 01, 2005 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Intervention Explains Economic Success?

Prosperity Exists Despite Government Meddling

JUNE 01, 2005 by JUDE BLANCHETTE

Employee Free Choice and Top-Down Organizing

Union Organizers Engage in Legalized Extortion

JUNE 01, 2005 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The Republic of West Florida: Freedom Fight or Land Grab?

West Florida Was a Sorry Chapter in Madison's History

JUNE 01, 2005 by ROBERT HIGGS

Separate State and Science

Bad Things Happen When Science and Politics Combine

JUNE 01, 2005 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Are Private Decisions Trustworthy?

Ownership Is Control

JUNE 01, 2005 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Why the Social Security Tax Cap Shouldn't Be Raised

There Is a Strong Economic and Moral Case Against a Social Security Tax Increase

JUNE 01, 2005 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

Does Light Rail Worsen Congestion and Air Quality?

The Effects of Adding Light Rail Are Counterintuitive

JUNE 01, 2005 by JOHN SEMMENS
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