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April 2000

Volume 50, 2000

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Just Dial 911? The Myth of Police Protection
Most Police Have No Legal Duty to Protect Citizens from Criminal Attack

Toward an Austrian Critique of Governmental Economic Policy
Regulation Interferes with the Spontaneous Market Process

The Microsoft Case: Divestiture Won't Help Consumers
Trust-Busters and Courts Don't Know How to Maximize Shareholder Return Better Than Private Entrepreneurs

Barbarians at Bill Gates
Antitrust Is about Interest-Group Politics, Not Consumer Protection

Economic Illiteracy
Are Today's Students Unwilling to Accept Positions Purely on the Basis of Rational Argument?

Economic Growth and Freedom in the Coming Millennium
Globalization Is a Great Liberalizer

Drifting In and Out of Socialism: The Case of Ireland
Ideology Is Insignificant in Irish Politics

Food, Famine, and Free Trade
Ehrlich Fails to See That Incentives Change Behavior

Free Trade and Flexible Markets
Only Flexible Economies Can Grow and Prosper

American Culture
We Enjoy Comforts, Conveniences, Culture, Knowledge, and Entertainment from around the World

Internet Access Should Be Left to the Free Market
Forced Access Legislation Will Not Achieve Its Intended Goals

Cut Taxes, Not the Debt
The Surplus Belongs to the Taxpayers

The Price of Resistance
Price Controls Always Create Shortages

The Economic Advantages of a Commitment to Liberty
Freedom Is Key to the Innovations on Which Progress Depends

What It Takes to Be an Objective Scholar
The Best Intellectuals Admit When They're Wrong

Who May Harm Whom?
Health Concerns Are No Reason to Violate Private Property Rights


Antitrust Protects Competition?
Consumers Determine the Success or Failure of Every Entrepreneur's Quest for Profit

The Stakeholder Society by Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott
True Equality of Opportunity Is a Chimera

Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports by Andrew Zimbalist
Is the Athletic Tail Wagging the Academic Dog?

Ceasefire! Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality by Cathy Young
An Appealing Case for Gender Equality

The Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research by John P. Cochran and Fred R. Glahe
A Worthwhile Text for Educated Readers

Losing Our Language: How Multicultural Classroom Instruction Is Undermining Our Children's Ability to Read, Write, and Reason by Sandra Stotsky
An Exhaustively Researched, Rigorously Argued Work

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