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December 1997

Volume 47, 1997

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Freedom and the Car
Self-Directedness Is Intrinsic to Automobility

Where Does Law Come From?
Law Does Not Depend on a Central Coercive Authority

The Efficiency of Natural Rights
Natural Rights Are Both Problem-Solving Devices and Moral Principles

The Future of the Union Movement: Clues From the UPS Strike
Competition and Entrepreneurship, Not Unions, Are the Source of Lasting Prosperity for Workers and Investors Alike

Or Else . . .
Examples of Officially Sanctioned Extortion Surround Us

Will Retirement Become a Personal Responsibility?
Social Security Must Ultimately Be Privatized

Best Textbooks for a Free-Market University
Free-Market Economics Is Back in the College Classroom

The Benefits of Immigration
Opening America's Borders Would Increase Our Prosperity

Property: Key to Self-Determination
Without Full Protection of Property Rights We Are All Poorer

Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine by Jasper Becker
Communist Politics, Not the Chinese People, Are the Cause of China's Problems

Why the Left Is Not Right: The Religious Left: Who They Are and What They Believe by Ronald Nash
Many People of Faith Have Embraced Collectivist Remedies

The USA Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax by Laurence S. Seidman
Meaningful Reform Is Better Aimed at Reducing Taxes

Bank Deregulation and Monetary Order by George Selgin
Free Banking Is Crucial to the Evolution of a Laissez-Faire Society

Pick a Better Country by Ken Hamblin
Each of Us Must Decide if We Will Be Winners or Losers

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