May 2006

May 2006

Volume 56, 2006


John Maynard Keynes: The Damage Still Done by a Defunct Economist

Keynes Provided a Rationale for Government Spending and Pandering to Special Interests
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Legal Plunder Mislabeled "Defense"

Earmarks for Special Interests Are Hiding in the Defense Budget
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We Need Medical Rationing?

There Are Many Problems with Health Care, but Rationing Is Not the Solution
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How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Orthodox View of Pearl Harbor Is a Tissue of Misconceptions
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Backing the Wrong Horse: How Private Schools Are Good for the Poor

Third World Poor Turn to Private Education
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Ludwig von Mises: The Political Economist of Liberty, Part 1

In the Face of Socialism and Fascism, Mises Was a Clear Proponent of Individual Freedom, the Market Economy, and Limited Government
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Hayek and Freedom

Freedom Is the Recognition of the Necessity of Law and Morality to Ensure That Human Interaction Is Cooperative and Orderly
MAY 01, 2006 by

Book Review: Russian Conservatism and Its Critics, by Richard Pipes

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  • Russian Conservatism and Its Critics
    by Richard Pipes Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling

  • Paying with Plastic: The Digital Revolution in Buying and Borrowing
    by David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee Reviewed by J. H. Huebert

  • The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
    by Steven Malanga Reviewed by George C. Leef

  • Learning Economics
    by Arnold King Reviewed by Donald J. Boudreaux

Free-Market Moments on the Silver Screen

Hollywood Occasionally Takes a Break from Vilifying Capitalism
MAY 01, 2006 by

If you believe in capitalism, going to the movies is all too often a painful exercise. Even those you expect to be apolitical turn up gratuitous dialogue that ped­dles Hollywood's pervasive but infantile anti-market sentiments. Apparently there's a lot of money to be made criticizing the very marketplace that enables even its most superficial critics to get rich.

Mental Illness as Brain Disease: A Brief History Lesson

There Is No Evidence That a Chemical Imbalance Causes Mental Illness
MAY 01, 2006 by
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