Freeman

September 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

Inflation 101: Cause Versus Transmission

Inflation Must Result When the Quantity of Money Increases

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Eating Disorder: How Governments Raise Food Prices

Government Interventions Infest and Choke Agriculture Markets Like Weeds

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by ARTHUR FOULKES

Dry-Cleaning Economics in One Lesson

What Caused Dry Cleaners' Hanger Prices to Double?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

The “Risk” of Liberty: Criminal Law in the Welfare State

What Principle Should Limit the Scope of Criminal Law?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by MICHAEL N. GIULIANO

Free Market Reforms and the Reduction of Statism

We Must Understand the Roles of Individual Interventions in the Overall System

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by KEVIN A. CARSON

A Property-Rights Theory of Mass Murder

How Do Governments Come to Slaughter Unarmed Civilians by the Millions?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by STEPHEN W. CARSON

Sad Democracy

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by DONALD BOUDREAUX
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