Freeman

October 1995

Volume 45, 1995

FEATURES

Trial by Jury vs. Trial by Judge

Juries Help to Preserve Human Liberty, Individual Dignity, and a Free Society

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by BERTEL SPARKS

Greed and Gravity

Is Self-Interest a Corrupting Influence in Society?

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by DWIGHT R. LEE

The Foundations of Political Disarray: Lessons from Professor Hayek

The Pretense of Knowledge Plagues Our Political Leaders

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by RICHARD B. MCKENZIE

Fractional Reserve Banking: Part II

Bankers Helped Cartelize Their Industry Through the Central Bank

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by MURRAY N. ROTHBARD

Reforming Politics in the Age of Leviathan: A Skeptical View

The Reformers Are Missing the Real Problem

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by MICHAEL DEBOW

Why Is It Nature versus People?

Human Life Is Part of Nature

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

No-Brainer

What's Wrong with Government-Funded Television?

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by RUSSELL MADDEN

The Internet: New Technology, Old Law

We Shouldn't Let Radio Broadcasting Standards Apply to the Internet

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by MARK GOODMAN, MARK GRING

A Report Card on Charter Schools

Charter Schools Bring Only Cosmetic Changes to Public Education

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by CANDACE ALLEN

Environmental Education: Turning Kids into Political Activists

State Schools Give Children Biased and Misleading Information About Environmental Issues

OCTOBER 01, 1995 by STEPHEN L. JACKSTADT, MICHAEL SANERA
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