Freeman

October 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

How a Free Society Could Solve Global Warming

The Advantages of Unfettered Markets Offer the Best Way to Manage Climate Change

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by GENE CALLAHAN

Thank You, Internal-Combustion Engine, for Cleaning up the Environment

Widespread Pollution from Horse Manure Caused Diseases and Produced Methane Gas

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Are High Taxes the Basis of Freedom and Prosperity?

High Tax Rates in Nordic Countries Stifle Economic Development and Personal Freedom

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by SUDHA R. SHENOY

Book Reviews - October 2007

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by GEORGE C. LEEF

  • Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag
    by Nicolas Werth Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling
  • Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against Government Intervention in the Marketplace
    by Martin Fridson Reviewed by Robert Batemarco
  • Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
    by Jim Powell Reviewed by John V. Denson
  • Great Philanthropic Mistakes
    by Martin Morse Wooster Reviewed by George C. Leef

Last Taxpayer Standing

JUNE 29, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The popular American folklore that taxpaying citizens are the masters and government the servant might lead one to expect that taxpayers can sue the government when they think it has spent their money in a way that violates their rights. But that's not how the courts see the matter. By and large, taxpayers as such have no standing whatever to sue the government. Maybe the master is the servant and the servant the master.

The Intellectual Defense of Liberty

The Intellectual Defense of Free-Market Capitalism Should Focus on its Moral Superiority

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS

Milton Friedman Is to Blame for Unsafe Food?

Krugman's Cry Understates the Market's Ability to Provide Food-Quality Assurance

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by ARTHUR FOULKES

The American Spirit of Enterprise

Unending Growth of the Interventionist Welfare State Threatens America's Greatness

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

Hans F. Sennholz, 1922–2007

The Legacy of One Man's Devotion to Liberty

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Medicalizing Quackery

Medicalization Is Not Medicine or Science; It Is a Semantic-Social Strategy

OCTOBER 01, 2007 by THOMAS S. SZASZ
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