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December 1998

Volume 48, 1998

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East Asia's Crises: Toward a New Growth Paradigm?
East Asia's Political Culture Created a Flawed Institutional Infrastructure

Glory Be!

Pound Scum
Public and Private Enterprises Face Different Incentives

The Golden Age at Risk
A Mountain of Regulation Threatens America's Prosperity

The Human Rights Deception
The U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights Is a Dangerous Substitute for the American Bill of Rights

Spanish-American War: Death, Taxes, and Incompetence
Incompetent Generals, Lazy Bureaucrats, and a Confused Secretary of War Are the Stuff of Most Wars

The Conquest of the United States by Spain
Expansionism and Imperialism Were Not in the American Historical Tradition

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

The Trade Deficit: Much Ado About Nothing
Trade Deficits Are Not Harmful

No Credit Due
Presidents and Governments Don't Make the Economy Perform Well

The Tyranny of the Proper
Coercion Is the Wrong Tool for Enforcing Propriety

The Constitution's New Defenders
Why Are Big-Government Advocates Championing Strict Constitutional Construction?

Reports of the End of History Are Grossly Exaggerated
Organized Force Is Being Overused

It Just Ain't So!
The Free Market Produced Extensive Information about the Health Hazards of Smoking

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
How to Avoid and Outwit the Authoritarians

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
Guns in the Hands of Responsible Citizens Save Lives

Public Policy Toward Cable Television: The Economics of Rate Controls
A Superior Analysis of Regulatory Effects in the Cable Market

The Ethics of Liberty
For Rothbard, Liberty Was a Single Gem with Many Facets

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