Freeman

November 1997

Volume 47, 1997

FEATURES

The Central Economic Fallacy of the Century

The Economy Cannot Be Micromanaged from a Central Point

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by STEVEN YATES

Aid to Owners of Dependent Enterprises

We Should End Corporate Welfare As We Know It

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The Socialist Dream Lives

U.N. Rankings Reward Cuba for Creating Poverty

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY

Global Interventionism and the Erosion of Domestic Liberty

Why Do Americans Accept Governmental Intrusions in the Name of National Security?

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by TED GALEN CARPENTER

The Seven Deadly Sins of High Taxes

All Taxes Divert Resources from Other Useful Purposes

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by CHRISTOPHER LEE

TV Taxes

Government Should Neither Guide the Development of Television Technologies nor Ensure the Economic Vitality of Local Broadcasters

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

How Fair Is Fair Housing?

Those Committed to Ending Housing Discrimination Should Use Noncoercive Means to Accomplish Their Ends

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Technology and the Work Force: Work Will Not End

New Technology Restructures, Not Destroys, the Workforce

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by DONALD JONAS

Business and Morality in a Free Society

Capitalism Is the Most Productive, Efficient, and Moral Economic System

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by EDWARD YOUNKINS

The Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage Hurts Those Whom It Is Intended to Most Help

NOVEMBER 01, 1997 by WALTER BLOCK, KEVIN SOHR
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