Freeman

November 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

The Soviet Chamber of Horrors: Reminders on the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution

Twentieth-Century Socialism Is a Story of Crushing Tyranny and 64 Million Deaths

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

Pundit in Wonderland

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN

In one of those boilerplate articles about the deteriorating American middle class, Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson points out that a new Pew Research Center survey reveals that an increasing number of people think we live in a country divided into "haves" and "have-nots" and that more people now put themselves in the second group. Have and have-not what exactly?

Subprime Monetary Policy

Investors Have Come to Bank on the Fed’s Backing of Risky Ventures

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL, JR.

Ranking the U.S. Health-Care System

The World Health Organization’s 2000 World Health Report Uses Flawed Inputs to Produce Distorted Results

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by JAMES PERON

Paving the Road to Serfdom

REAL ID Targets American Drivers, Not Terrorists

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by BECKY AKERS

Need and Public Policy: Handle with Care

On the Systematic Abuse of "Need" to Pick Pockets

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by GARY M. GALLES

The Obstruction of Justice Department

How U.S. Government Prosecutors Stripped KPMG Defendants of Counsel

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by ROGER DONWAY

Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom

The Rejection of Slavery and the Interventionist State as Slave Master

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by DAVID GORDON

So You Want Government-Supplied Health Care?

Commercial Airport Inefficiencies and U.S. Passport Control Bureaucracy Predict What Government-Supplied Health Care Would Be Like

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

A Democracy of Dunces

Americans Are Emotionally Committed to Their Erroneous Economic Beliefs

NOVEMBER 01, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN
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