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December 2008

Volume 58, 2008


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Do Patents Encourage or Hinder Innovation? The Case of the Steam Engine

Patent Law Is Highly Controversial
December 01 2008 by ,

Today one of the most controversial issues in economic policy is that of patent law. Is a patent just an extension of property rights to the realm of ideas? Or is it an unwarranted interference by the government into the rights of individuals?

The Right to Earn a Living Under Attack

Legislators and Special Interests Are Creating Needless Obstacles to Entrepreneurship
December 01 2008 by ,

The Threat of Tax Centralization Hovers Over Europe

Tax Competition Helps Citizens Protect Their Wealth
December 01 2008 by ,

Mr. President, Meet Mr. Smith

Presidential Candidates Could Learn Much from Adam Smith
December 01 2008 by ,

Since it’s obviously possible for people to reach the pinnacle of politics without seeming to know much about either economics or Smith, perhaps we’re overdue for a little reminder about both.

The Burden of Responsibility

The Therapeutic State Relieves People of Choices
December 01 2008 by ,

Lost in Transcription

How rights actually emerge.
August 22 2008 by ,

Andrew Mellon: The Entrepreneur as Politician

As Treasury Secretary, Mellon Changed Washington
December 01 2008 by ,

Fuzzy Thinking

Language Can Corrupt Thought
December 01 2008 by ,

Bailing Out Statism

September 12 2008 by ,

The Free Market Is Failing?

This Reaction to Economic Bad News Is as Old as Capitalism Itself
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Book Reviews - December 2008

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