Freeman

March 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

One Man's Regulatory Nightmare

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Strikes Again

MARCH 01, 2003 by STEPHEN LATHROP

Where Did All Those Potatoes Come From?

Farming Productivity Has Increased Dramatically

MARCH 01, 2003 by DAVID HENDERSEN

At Least Ponzi Didn’t Threaten Violence

Social Security Participation Is Compulsory

MARCH 01, 2003 by DAVID SURDAM

Water Markets Are the Answer

Property Rights for Water Would Simplify Conservation

MARCH 01, 2003 by CHARLES OLIVER

The Theory of the Corporation

Corporate Capitalism Is a Great Achievement

MARCH 01, 2003 by NORMAN BARRY

Is the Corporation a Free-Market Institution?

The Success of the Corporate Form Comes with Some Drawbacks

MARCH 01, 2003 by FRANK VAN DUN

A Ton of Prevention: How the FDA Threatens Vaccine Supplies

FDA Regulations Make Vaccines Scarce

MARCH 01, 2003 by ARTHUR FOULKES

A Capitalist Party in China?

The CCP Is Seeing the Need for Capitalism

MARCH 01, 2003 by JOHN WELBORN

Utopia Versus Eutopia

The Formula for Building Eutopias Is Based on Freedom

MARCH 01, 2003 by DANIEL HAGER
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