Freeman

September 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

Government Is Better than the Market at Producing Human Capital?

The Market, Not Government, Should Handle Economic Dynamism and Human Capital

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by JUDE BLANCHETTE

The Nation Is Not a House

Citizens of a Nation Do Not Trust Each Other Like Household Residents Do

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

The True Price of a Hybrid

Hybrid Vehicles' Average Energy Cost per Mile Is Significantly Higher Than That of Nonhybrids

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by PAUL CWIK

We Win One (So Far)

Court Rules U.S. Cannot Indefinitely Detain "Enemy Combatants" without Judicial Review

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Great Depression According to Milton Friedman

The Great Depression Could Have Been Avoided if the Fed Had Not So Badly Botched Its Monetary Policy

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by IVAN PONGRACIC JR.

Mandated Health-Care Socialism

Who's really responsible for high costs?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by JOHN SEILER

Book Reviews - September 2007

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by GEORGE C. LEEF

  • The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin's Special Settlements
    by Lynne Viola Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling
  • In our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State
    by Charles Murray Reviewed by Michael Tanner
  • Actual Ethics
    by James R. Otteson Reviewed by Tibor Machan
  • Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History
    by Paul Moreno Reviewed by George C. Leef

Menagerie of Happy Men: The Ancient Incas and the Bureaucratic State

The Poison of Bureaucratic Paternalism Was and Is Administered Drop by Drop

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

The Constitution Within

AUGUST 18, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

In recent columns I've argued that a free society depends ultimately on people having a proper sense of just conduct. This means more than the words they recite or put on paper. Most crucial is how they act and expect others to act. For this reason it is futile to put undue emphasis on written constitutions as the key to liberty. The real constitution is within -- each of us. If the freedom philosophy is not inscribed in the actions of people, no constitution will help. More . . .

A NEW article by Sheldon Richman

Time to Revive Individualism?

Individualism Has Positive Connotations and Implies a Clear View about Government and Its Role

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007 by STEPHEN DAVIES
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