Freeman

September 1994

Volume 44, 1994

FEATURES

Is Politics Insoluble?

Solutions to Political Problems Are Often Uncertain

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by HENRY HAZLITT

Property Rights, American Constitutionalism, and International Human Rights Law

Property Rights Are an Extension of Basic Human Rights

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by DANIEL WALKER

Rights Versus Entitlements

A Government Which Knows Its Place Will Shun Entitlements

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by STEVEN YATES

America's Economics Knowledge Deficit

Economics Provides the Tools to Make Important Decisions

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Economic Illiteracy Makes Bad Law

A Court Finds a Salesman's Contract "Unconscionable"

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by MARK S. PULLIAM

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Only the Right Can Lead Society to Prosperity

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by JAN MICHAL MALEK

Treachery?

What Should We Call It When Government Arbitrarily Alters an Agreement?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1994 by SCOTT ALEXANDER
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