Freeman

May 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

Compromise, Principles, and Politics

Unity in Defense of Freedom Cannot Be Achieved When Some Intend to Violate Others' Rights

MAY 01, 2008 by GARY M. GALLES

How Land-Use Planning Benefits Big Business Over Small

Planning and Regulation Are Inevitably Destabilizing

MAY 01, 2008 by BRUCE BENSON

The Politics of Freedom

There Has Never Been a Golden Age of Liberty

MAY 01, 2008 by DAVID BOAZ

Freedom and the Right of Self-Determination

Self-Ownership Lies at the Core of Any Free Society

MAY 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

John D. Rockefeller and His Enemies

What Motivated Ida Tarbell's Negative Portrayal of Standard Oil?

MAY 01, 2008 by BURTON FOLSOM

Court Holds California's Homeschoolers in Suspense

California's Homeschooling Laws Are Unclear

MAY 01, 2008 by STEVEN GREENHUT

Government Intervention Is Needed to Solve the Housing Crisis?

Prior Intervention Helped Create the Current Crisis

MAY 01, 2008 by STEVEN HORWITZ

History for Sale: Why Not?

Private Property and Public Benefit Are Not Incompatible

MAY 01, 2008 by LAWRENCE W. REED
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