April 2001Volume 51, 2001
Why Do We Cringe at Uncle Sam's Annual Fundraiser?
April 01 2001 by Ted Roberts ,
The Capitalist System Has Enabled These Inventor-Entrepreneurs to Flourish
April 01 2001 by Andrew Bernstein ,
Anti-Capitalists Fail to Make Connections between Multinational Corporations in the Third World and the First World
April 01 2001 by Ralph Hood ,
We Now Live in a Nation of Dependents Who Cannot Imagine a Life Without Government Support, Involvement, and Regulation
April 01 2001 by Nathaniel Branden ,
Seller Reputation Is a Significant Determinant of Price in Online Auctions
April 01 2001 by Aaron Steelman ,
Courts Allow Trial Lawyers to Subvert Due Process and Rule of Law
April 01 2001 by James Bovard ,
Federal Terrorism Policy Overreacts to a Small and Declining Threat
April 01 2001 by James L. Payne ,
April 01 2001 by Miguel A. Faria Jr. ,
The Quest for Greater Authority and Larger Budgets Calls for the Creation of New Problems
April 01 2001 by George C. Leef ,
Positive Rights Conflict Most of All with Our Basic Negative Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
April 01 2001 by Tibor R. Machan ,
To Treat Labels as Sentient Beings Is to Wallow in Irrationality
April 01 2001 by Donald J. Boudreaux ,
The Golden State's Energy Crisis Is a Political One Caused by an Appalling Ignorance of Basic Economics
April 01 2001 by Lawrence W. Reed ,
Years ago, California state senator Bill Richardson (not the former energy secretary) wrote an instructive little book about politicians with a charming title: What Makes You Think We Read the Bills? The electricity debacle in the Golden State makes me think there's a need for an updated version. The title could be What Makes You Think We Read Anything at All?
No Matter What the National Political Climate, Most Incumbents Win
April 01 2001 by Doug Bandow ,
Unfortunately, last year's presidential election was a mess. Unfortunately, the congressional elections were not. While it proved difficult to determine who won the presidency, it was not difficult to determine who controlled Congress. Only six House incumbents lost, yielding a re-election rate of 98.5 percent.
Every Penny Is Apparently So Wisely Spent That We Cannot Consider Cutting the Budget
April 01 2001 by Sheldon Richman ,
The Cheapest Way to Reduce Pollution Is by Taking Advantage of Self-Interest
April 01 2001 by Dwight R. Lee ,
A common belief is that economists don't care much about the environment because they are preoccupied with money, markets, and material wealth. And when economists do consider ways to protect the environment, they emphasize benefits and costs, trying to express all values in terms of cash.