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December 2000

Volume 50, 2000

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WHO's Hidden Agenda
WHO's Agenda Is Neither Patient-Friendly Nor Protective of Individual Freedoms

Why Classical Liberals Should Love Harry Potter
Government Plays a Strikingly Small Role in Harry's Magical World

They're Just Dying to Be Rescued
Gun-Control Propaganda Brainwashes Potential Victims

A Year at the Movies
Libertarian Themes Play Out in Several Hollywood Films

Capitalism and the Zero
Numerous Financial Innovations Flowed Directly from the Discovery of Zero

High Savings Rates and Asia's Economic Crises
A High Rate of Saving Does Not Guarantee High Growth

Standing to Gain from Tattling
Professional Tattling Is Big Business for Environmental Advocacy Groups

The Self-Imposed Poverty of Economics
Does Game Theory Fully Explain Human Behavior?

Universal Values
Classical-Liberal Political Values Are the Fundamental Rules of Human Decency

Forgotten War in a Forgotten Country
War Consumes Lives in Burma

Death by Government Protection
The Promise of Government Protection Gives Consumers a False Sense of Security

How Government Prevents Us from Buying Safety
There Is a Stronger Bias to Expand Regulations Than to Increase Safety

Economics on Trial
Does Austrian Business Cycle Theory Have Merit?

Don't Fear Deficits
What the Government Spends Money on Is Usually More Important Than How It's Financed

Divide and Conquer
What Makes Friendly Relations Between Human Beings Possible?

Markets Aren't Efficient?
Kinsley Is Right to Challenge the Realism of Mainstream Economics

The New Anti-Liberals
A Program of Social Equality and Tolerance Has Been Transformed

The Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor
Commanders Were Deprived of Vital Military Intelligence

Power Grab: How the National Education Association Is Betraying Our Children
Paying Homage to the Union Doesn't Help Students

Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education
An Exposé That Should Cause a Reassessment of Higher Education

Vital Remnants: America's Founding and the Western Tradition
The Amnesia of Our Day Is a Potentially Deadly Malady

A Cure Worse Than The Disease: Fighting Discrimination Through Government Control
Affirmative Action Is an Assault on Freedom

Ignoring Real Privacy Problems
Guess Who Is the Most Egregious Violator of Your Privacy?

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