Freeman

October 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

Classical Libertarian Compromises on State Education

Paine, Smith, and Mill Failed to Foresee the Consequences of Government Schools

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by EDWIN WEST

The Vatican and the Free Market

Economic Science and Spiritual Concerns Point in the Same Direction

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by JOHN C. GOODMAN

A Good Conversation and the Marketplace

Market Prices Help to Establish Trust, Responsibility, and Freedom

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by CANDACE ALLEN

Rights, Freedom, and Rivalry

The Language of Negative Rights Handicaps Classical Liberals' Arguments

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The Flat Tax: Simplicity Desimplified

A Flat Rate May Be the Best Way to Keep Taxes Low

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by ROGER W. GARRISON

Cutting Marginal Tax Rates: Evidence from the 1920s

Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by GENE SMILEY

Government's Hostile Takeover

Estate Taxes Create Disincentives to Invest, Save, and Take Risks

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

Why Some Federal Jobs Should Be Abolished

Those Who Live Off Stolen Funds Will Have to Rearrange Their Lives

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

What Is Multiculturalism?

Multiculturalism Is the Esoteric Form of Virulent Ethnic Politics

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by ERIC MACK

The Bright Side of Failure

Failure Is Essential to Economic Progress

OCTOBER 01, 1996 by WALTER BLOCK, MATTHEW RAGAN
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