Freeman

May 2004

Volume 54, 2004

FEATURES

Neoconservatives and the Freedom Philosophy

What Do Neoconservatives Stand For?

MAY 01, 2004 by RICHARD EBELING

The Season of Protectionism

Good Economic Theory Is Often Not Welcome

MAY 01, 2004 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Free-Trade Theory No Longer Applies?

Do New Economic Conditions Undermine Classic Free-Trade Arguments?

MAY 01, 2004 by GENE CALLAHAN

Free Markets, the Rule of Law, and Classical Liberalism

The History of Liberty and Prosperity Is Inseparable from These Concepts

MAY 01, 2004 by RICHARD EBELING

On Autogenic Diseases

The Medical Profession Does Not Recognize a Most Common Cause of Disease

MAY 01, 2004 by THOMAS S. SZASZ

Telecom Regulations Don't Create Competitive Markets

The Most Rapidly Expanding Telecom Sectors Are the Least Regulated

MAY 01, 2004 by LAWRENCE W. REED

The Wisher and the Legislator: A Lesson from a Fairy Tale

Laws Are Effected at Any Speed and Rarely Reconsidered

MAY 01, 2004 by JOSEPH S. FULDA

Losing the Law: From Shield to Weapon

Criminalizing Business Behavior Influences Economic Matters in Unpredictable Ways

MAY 01, 2004 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON, CANDICE JACKSON

Scotland: The Bitter Taste of Independence

Big Governments with Ludicrous Promises Kill Dreams

MAY 01, 2004 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Rome and America: The Ideology of Decline

Individual Responsibility Made America Great

MAY 01, 2004 by HAROLD B. JONES JR.
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