Freeman

October 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

Language, Loyalty, and Liberty

Government Has No Place Promoting One Language Over Another

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by BECKY AKERS

Let’s Not Be Energy Independent

We Can Comfortably Depend on Foreigners for Much of Our Oil

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

Politicians Eye the Oil Market

Politicians' Fixes for High Gas Prices Are Based on Faulty Economics

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Making Social Security More Harmful

Advocates of Social Security Defraud American Workers

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by DWIGHT R. LEE, J. R. CLARK

Beyond Municipal Wireless

Taxpayers Need Not Fund Broadband Service

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by STEVEN TITCH

The Holiday That Isn't

A "Bill of Rights Day" Is Not on the Calendar

DECEMBER 15, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

A free people don't have to wait for Congress to declare a holiday. We can celebrate now.

The Great Escape from the Great Depression

World War II Did Not End the Great Depression

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by ROBERT HIGGS

Legalize All Drugs

The War on Drugs Does More Harm Than Any Substance

OCTOBER 01, 2008 by JOHN STOSSEL
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