Freeman

March 2006

Volume 56, 2006

FEATURES

FEE at 60: Self-Improvement and First Principles

How Leonard Read Came to Found FEE

MARCH 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING

March 7 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) by the late Leonard E. Read.

Book Reviews - March 2006

MARCH 01, 2006

Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development

by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling

They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine:Two Centuries of Innovators

by Harold Evans Reviewed by George C. Leef

The Harsh Truth About Public Schools

by Bruce N. Shortt Reviewed by David L. Littmann

Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War

by Mark Thornton and Robert B. Ekelund, Jr. Reviewed by John Majewski

It's Always Something

There Is No Shortage of Threats for the Economically Ignorant

MARCH 01, 2006 by RUSSELL ROBERTS

Our economy is in the middle of an extraordinary run of success.

"Parent of the Country"

Parents Do Not Freely Choose Their Children's Schools

MARCH 01, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

In November a federal appeals court rejected a challenge to a school-district survey of elementary school students that contained privacy-invading, sexually explicit questions.

We Need a Stiff Oil Tax?

Higher Gasoline Taxes Reduce Freedom and Destroy Wealth

MARCH 01, 2006 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

A Supreme Court to Be Proud Of

Fuller's Court Stretched Neither the Law Nor the Constitution

MARCH 01, 2006 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Psychiatry: Disease Inflation

Current Medical Practice Defines Metaphorical Illnesses As Real Diseases

MARCH 01, 2006 by THOMAS S. SZASZ

Free Trade: History and Perception

Trade Occurs Between Businesses and Individuals, Not Countries

MARCH 01, 2006 by STEPHEN DAVIES

The Neglected Factor in the Housing "Bubble"

Regulations Make Housing Artificially Scarce

MARCH 01, 2006 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

The Moral and Cultural Climate of Entrepreneurship

Liberty Allows Humans to Flourish

MARCH 01, 2006 by DOUGLAS RASMUSSEN
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Economics in One Lesson (full text)

By HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!


By FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same.


By F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life.


By JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.


By LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF)