Freeman

November 1992

Volume 42, 1992

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My Brother's Keeper

Cain’s misuse of a true principle in a futile attempt to justify murder has caused millions to err.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by JOHN W. ROBBINS

Cain's misuse of a true principle in a futile attempt to justify murder has caused millions to err.

The Rise of Markets and the Fall of Infectious Disease

Increased wealth has brought increased health.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by STEPHEN GOLD

Increased wealth has brought increased health.

The Dilemma of Library Censorship

We should end government’s role in promoting ideas and restore its original role of protecting the freedom to express ideas.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by E. CALVIN BEISNER

We should end government's role in promoting ideas and restore its original role of protecting the freedom to express ideas.

Does Occupational Licensing Protect Consumers?

When government sets the standards for quality, the standards are more likely to be dictated by political pressures.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by JOHN HOOD

When government sets the standards for quality, the standards are more likely to be dictated by political pressures.

The Moral Foundation of Western Culture

Western culture, and all that we enjoy as a result of it, has at its foundation faith, family, property, and justice.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by MARTY MATTOCKS

Western culture, and all that we enjoy as a result of it, has at its foundation faith, family, property, and justice.

Can Politicians Really Care?

Care from politicians amounts to little more than a showing of emotion.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Care from politicians amounts to little more than a showing of emotion.

Banking Without the Too-Big-to-Fail Doctrine

The “too-big-to-fail” doctrine is part of a wider system of central banking that undermines the financial condition of the banking system.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by RICHARD M. SALSMAN

The "too-big-to-fail" doctrine is part of a wider system of central banking that undermines the financial condition of the banking system.

We, the People, and Our Deficit

People working together can accomplish great things without the government’s help.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by T. FRANKLIN HARRIS JR.

People working together can accomplish great things without the government's help.

Half-Truths or Consequences

Free market advocates must be ready to force advocates of government policies to justify them on their actual merits.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by GARY M. GALLES

Free market advocates must be ready to force advocates of government policies to justify them on their actual merits.

Where Has All the Saving Gone?

Public policy over the last 50 years has discouraged saving.

NOVEMBER 01, 1992 by ANTHONY CARILLI

Public policy over the last 50 years has discouraged saving.

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