Freeman

November 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

The Economics of Spam

Free Markets Correct Themselves

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by CHRISTOPHER WESTLEY

Business Under German Inflation

The Losses from the German Inflation Far Exceeded Any Gains

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by LUDWIG VON MISES

The Great German Inflation

JUNE 01, 1975 by BRUCE BARTLETT

How inflation of World War I led to Hitler, with lessons for today.

Weighing In

Government-Funded Health Care Endangers Liberty

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Healers Under Siege

Price-Control Schemes for Prescription Drugs Will Be Hazardous to Your Health

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Understanding "Austrian" Economics, Part 2

A Few Basic Insights

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by HENRY HAZLITT

Rent-Seeking: A Primer

What Is the Difference between Profit-Seeking and Rent-Seeking?

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by SANDY IKEDA

Grutter v. Bollinger: A Constitutional Embarrassment

Does Higher Education Benefit from Racial Preference in Admissions?

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Global Warming: Extreme Weather or Extreme Prejudice?

We Don't Know if Global Warming Is Real or What Might Be Causing It

NOVEMBER 01, 2003 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE
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