Freeman

October 2000

Volume 50, 2000

FEATURES

A Man's Home Once Was His Castle

Drug Prohibition Threatens Our Right to Be Secure in Our Homes

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by PAUL ARMENTANO

The Uplifters Try It Again

Gun-Control Laws Deprive Reputable Citizens of Protection

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by H.L. MENCKEN

A Constitutional Counterrevolution

Political Transaction-Cost Manipulation Has Cost Us Dearly

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by CHARLOTTE A. TWIGHT

P. T. Bauer's Market-Liberal Vision

The Underdeveloped World's Best Hope

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by JAMES A. DORN

Is There an Anglo-American Economic Model?

The Term Is Inappropriate and Counterproductive

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE

The Philosophical Influence Behind the Microsoft Trial

A Pro-Government, Anti-Private-Property View Dominated the Microsoft Antitrust Trial

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by BARBARA HUNTER

For-Profit Medicine and the Compassion Motive

The Profit Motive Brings Differing Goals Into Harmony

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by TOM G. PALMER

Does Rape Violate the Commerce Clause?

Women Can No Longer Seek Civil Damages Under the Violence Against Women Act

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by WENDY MCELROY

Harmful Tax Practices?

The OECD Cartel Wants to Protect Countries' Tax Bases

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by DAVID LABAND

Patents and Monopoly Privilege

Patent Litigation Is a Big Problem for Technology Companies

OCTOBER 01, 2000 by CHRISTOPHER MAYER
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