Freeman

March 1998

Volume 48, 1998

FEATURES

Social Security Can Be Good for Your Health

How Can We Make Social Security Pay Off?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Penalty of Surrender

Principle Does Not Lend Itself to Bending or Compromising

MARCH 01, 1998 by LEONARD E. READ

The Seduction of Homeschooling Families

Government Homeschooling Programs Seek to Eliminate Parents' Choices for Their Children's Education

MARCH 01, 1998 by CHRIS CARDIFF

How Cities Put the Brakes on Taxicabs

Local Governments Erect Insurmountable Barriers to Entrepreneurship

MARCH 01, 1998 by SAMUEL R. STALEY

The Persistence of Poverty in India: Culture or System?

Once Economic Energies Are Unshackled, Religion or Culture Cannot Stand in the Way for Long

MARCH 01, 1998 by PARTH J. SHAH

The Myth of Compulsory Union Membership

No American Worker Can Legally Be Forced to Become or Remain a Union Member in Good Standing in Any State

MARCH 01, 1998 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

On Giving Back

This Rhetoric Reinforces the Mistaken View that Businesses Profit by Stealing from Customers

MARCH 01, 1998 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Liberating the Jury

The Right of Jury Nullification Stands Timeless and Irrevocable

MARCH 01, 1998 by NATHAN LAPP

Lying Government Ads

Kids Aren't Fooled or Frightened by Nonsense Public Service Announcements

MARCH 01, 1998 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Government and the Market: Chicken or Egg?

Economic Activity, Not Government, Was Probably the First Kind of Social Interaction between Individuals

MARCH 01, 1998 by JOHN HOOD
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