February 1997Volume 47, 1997
The Success of Western Civilization Owes Much to the Greeks
February 01 1997 by Gregory Rehmke ,
Cultural, Customary, or Informal Arrangements Are Often the Best Way to Protect the Commons
February 01 1997 by Randy T. Simmons ,
We Don't Need Government to Regulate Fishing
February 01 1997 by Don Leal ,
Artificial Reefs Enhance the Marine Environment and Benefit Environmentalists and Recreationists
February 01 1997 by Michael De Alessi ,
Private Property Rights Will Help Undo the Eastern Bloc's Environmental Degradation
February 01 1997 by Jane S. Shaw , Richard L. Stroup ,
The Market Provides Countless Needed and Wanted Goods and Services
February 01 1997 by Bettina Bien Greaves ,
The Power of Eminent Domain Should Be a Power of Last Resort
February 01 1997 by Donald Kochan ,
Free Economies Are More Prosperous
February 01 1997 by James D. Gwartney ,
When Will We Speak Out against Violations of Private Property Rights?
February 01 1997 by R. W. Bradford ,
Private Ownership of Highways Would Yield Improvements in Safety and Efficiency
February 01 1997 by Walter Block , Michele S. Cadin ,
Douglass Put a Human Face on the Horrors of American Slavery
February 01 1997 by Jim Powell ,
Frederick Douglass made himself the most compelling witness to the evils of slavery and prejudice. He suffered as his master broke up his family. He endured whippings and beatings. In the antebellum South, it was illegal to teach slaves how to read and write, but Douglass learned anyway, and he secretly educated other slaves. After he escaped to freedom, he tirelessly addressed antislavery meetings throughout the North and the British Isles for more than two decades.
Homeschooled Children Score High on Tests and Are Eagerly Accepted by Universities
February 01 1997 by Lawrence W. Reed ,
Of all the ingredients in the recipe for education, which one has the greatest potential to improve student performance?
Government Is No Substitute for Individual Responsibility
February 01 1997 by Doug Bandow ,
As my Cato Institute colleague Ted Galen Carpenter has pointed out, people once thought that the President's primary duty was to represent America in foreign affairs. Today many people think he is supposed to be national nursemaid. Instead of expecting their pastor to feel their pain, many Americans want the President to empathize with them when they experience hardship, help them cope with tragedy, and give meaning to their lives.
Gold Maintains Its Purchasing Power over the Centuries
February 01 1997 by Mark Mark Skousen ,
This column developed out of a running debate I've had with the editors of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In the financial news, the Times highlights the price of oil as the best indicator of commodity prices and inflationary expectations. The front page of the Wall Street Journal publishes nine prices and indices, including oil and the Dow Jones Commodity Spot Index, to reflect activity in the financial markets.