Freeman

November 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

A Million Terrorists?

The Federal Government Adds Names Willy-Nilly to Its Modern Blacklist

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by BECKY AKERS

The Ideas of Liberty and FEE

The Best Ideas Are Useless Without an Effective Distribution System

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Historical Reputations

Perceptions of Politicians Change with Hindsight

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by STEPHEN DAVIES

Gas Prices: The Latest Excuse to Reengineer Society

Are Current Lifestyles Unsustainable?

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by STEVEN GREENHUT

Are You Being Served?

Biased Language Obfuscates Government's True Nature

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

Why on Earth Do We Have a Student Loan Crisis?

Student Loans Are Largely a Creature of Federal Intervention

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Freedom Works: The Case of Hong Kong

Freedom from Regulation Promotes Prosperity

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

U.S. Agricultural Programs: Who Pays?

The Farm Bill Lavishes Cash on Upper-Income Farmers

NOVEMBER 01, 2008 by E.C. PASOUR

Paternalist Nudges

How about leaving us alone?

AUGUST 15, 2008 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler are self-proclaimed libertarian paternalists. A contradiction in terms?

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