Freeman

May 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

Inequality Matters

FEBRUARY 02, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN

In the controversy now raging over whether income inequality in America is growing a lot or a little, some pro-market people say it doesn't much matter. This attitude is unjustified, not to mention harmful to the cause of individual freedom because it misses the bigger picture.

Freedom and the Role of Government

Governments May Be Narrowly Limited, or Coercive

MAY 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

A Carbon Tax Will Fix Global Warming? It Just Aint So!

Alarmists’ Proposed Policies Will Not Noticeably Impact the Climate

MAY 01, 2007 by ROY CORDATO

Intrusions Great and Small

The Individual Makes Better Choices in Most Instances Than an Outsider

MAY 01, 2007 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

"Deliberative Democracy" Dementia

Venting at public meetings is scant consolation.

MAY 01, 2007 by JAMES BOVARD

Energy Policy: Wisdom or Waste?

Market 2, Government 0

MAY 01, 2007 by ROGER MCKINNEY

Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them

New Immigrants Offer Economic and Social Benefits to the Developed World

MAY 01, 2007

By Philippe Legrain Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling

Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy

Those of Us Who Believe in Limited Government Should Not Put Our Faith in Politicians

MAY 01, 2007

By Bruce Bartlett Reviewed by William B. Conerly

Towards a Liberal Utopia?

MAY 01, 2007 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Edited by Philip Booth Reviewed by George C. Leef

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