Freeman

October 2001

Volume 51, 2001

FEATURES

Gasoline Prices: Why So High Last Spring?

The Highest Prices Can Be Traced to the Most Burdensome Regulations

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by BEN LIEBERMAN

Energy Taxes and the Pretense of Knowledge

Taxes Are Not a Formula for Improving the Economy

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by ROY CORDATO

Black Innovators and Entrepreneurs Under Capitalism

Capitalism Is the Bigot's Worst Enemy

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by ANDREW BERNSTEIN

No Bad Thing at All

The Free Market Passes the Benefits of Technology to Consumers

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by RALPH HOOD

The Paradox of Carnegie Libraries

Must Libraries Be Publicly Owned?

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by CHRIS CARDIFF

Will You Name the Car Crash After Us?

Insuring Planned Events Is Ludicrous

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by ROSS LEVATTER

Toxic Government

Government Claims Immunity from Tort Liability

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by BRUCE BENSON

Individual and Society: Irreconcilable Enemies?

Voluntary Cooperation Takes Imagination and Determination

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Fair Is Fair

Fairness Is a Powerful Argument

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

A "Family" Crisis at the United Nations

The U.N. Approach Would Increase State Control of All Functions of Society

OCTOBER 01, 2001 by WENDY MCELROY
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