December 1996Volume 46, 1996
Government Cannot Determine the Most Appropriate Amount of Information
December 01 1996 by E.C. Pasour ,
Why Do People Blame Bad News on the Market?
December 01 1996 by Dwight R. Lee ,
The Benefits of New Competition to Telephone Users Are Dramatic
December 01 1996 by Russell Shannon ,
Chodorov Was a Formidable and Prescient Critic of Statism
December 01 1996 by Aaron Steelman ,
The Science of Climate Change Is Imperfect at Best
December 01 1996 by J. David Bethel ,
What Grievance Against the United States Makes Arabs Willing to Kill and to Die?
December 01 1996 by Robert W. McGee ,
We Should Fear the Government's Intimate Knowledge of Our Lives
December 01 1996 by Joseph S. Fulda ,
The Central State's Imperial Designs Bode Ill for Civilization
December 01 1996 by Thomas E. Woods Jr. ,
Endangered Species Laws Have Ruined the Lives and Livelihoods of Property Owners
December 01 1996 by Richard Pombo , Joseph Farah ,
Hayek Ranked Gladstone Among the Greatest Classical Liberals
December 01 1996 by Jim Powell ,
William Ewart Gladstone dominated British politics in the heyday of classical liberalism. He entered Parliament at age 23, first held a cabinet post at 34, and delivered his last speech as a Member when he was 84. He served as Prime Minister four times. Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek ranked Gladstone among the greatest classical liberals. Lord Acton believed Gladstone's supremacy was undisputed. Paul Johnson declared there is no parallel to his record of achievement in English history. One might add there are few parallels anywhere.
A Theory's Unpopularity Does Not Make It Wrong or Useless
December 01 1996 by Mark Mark Skousen ,
At every Mont Pelerin Society meeting, a debate develops between the two schools of free-market economics: the Austrians (followers of Ludwig von Mises) and the Chicago school (followers of Milton Friedman). I've discussed their similarities and differences in various columns (see, for example, the February, March, and April 1995 issues of The Freeman).