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December 1996

Volume 46, 1996

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Consumer Information and the Calculation Debate
Government Cannot Determine the Most Appropriate Amount of Information

The Market Didn't Do It
Why Do People Blame Bad News on the Market?

Free-Market Economics in a Phone Booth
The Benefits of New Competition to Telephone Users Are Dramatic

Frank Chodorov: Champion of Liberty
Chodorov Was a Formidable and Prescient Critic of Statism

Global Warming: Not an Immediate Problem
The Science of Climate Change Is Imperfect at Best

Arab Terrorism: Causes and Cure
What Grievance Against the United States Makes Arabs Willing to Kill and to Die?

Liberty and Privacy: Connections
We Should Fear the Government's Intimate Knowledge of Our Lives

The Southern Tradition: Implications for Modern Decentralism
The Central State's Imperial Designs Bode Ill for Civilization

A Property Rights Parable for City Dwellers
Endangered Species Laws Have Ruined the Lives and Livelihoods of Property Owners

William Ewart Gladstone's Great Campaigns for Peace and Freedom
Hayek Ranked Gladstone Among the Greatest Classical Liberals

Austrians vs. The Chicago School, Part III
A Theory's Unpopularity Does Not Make It Wrong or Useless

Two Yardsticks of Morality
Our Political Behavior Conflicts with Our Personal Behavior

The Welfare State and the News
News Reporting Has Been Taken Over by Lobbying

Perspectives on Capitalism and Freedom
The Proper Role of the State Is Limited

The Flat Tax
How Would a Flat Tax Work?

The Central Banks
The Money Business Is Not a Place for Government Bureaucrats

Hands Off: Why Government Is a Menace to Economic Health
Government Should Limit Itself to Creating a Friendly Economic Environment

Free Enterprise Moves East: Doing Business from Prague to Vladivostok
The Triumph of Capitalism Is Transforming Lives

Economics of a Pure Gold Standard
A Standout from Mainstream Treatments of Alternative Monetary Systems

The Privatization Process
Privatization Is Key to Economic Development

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
An Accessible History and Thoughtful Interpretation

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