Freeman

November 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

Material Progress Over the Past Millennium

All Aspects of Material Human Welfare Have Improved in the Aggregate

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by E. CALVIN BEISNER

Spontaneous Order on the Playground

Elementary School Children Provide a Property Rights Example That Adults Should Follow

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

The End of Liberty

Images of Liberty Have Been Removed from U.S. Coins

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by STEPHAN F. GOHMANN

Einstein's Brain and the Egalitarian Mind

An Elite of Talent and Ability Always Soars Ahead

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by STEVEN YATES

Is the Constitution Antiquated?

The Framers Addressed Real Political Abuses

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by WENDY MCELROY

Let's Not Promote Dependency

The Question Is Not How to Fill the Gap Between Welfare and Charity

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by DANIEL OLIVER

Big Brother Wants to Read Your E-mail

A System That Can Track Anyone Can Track Everyone

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by AEON SKOBLE

Just a Cigar

What Are the Health Risks to Moderate Cigar Smokers?

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by JACOB SULLUM

The Growing Abundance of Fossil Fuels

Today's Reserve and Resource Estimates Should Be Considered a Minimum

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by ROBERT L. BRADLEY JR.

Fist of Steel

America Disguises U.S. Protectionism Behind the Veil of Anti-Dumping

NOVEMBER 01, 1999 by DALE DEBOER
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