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February 2000

Volume 50, 2000

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Lessons from the Chicago Fire
A Historic Disaster Offers Lessons about Modern Charity

Orissa's Man-Made Tragedy
Does Nature Discriminate Against Poorer People and Countries?

Entrepreneurial Discovery and the Law of Supply and Demand
Market Clearing Lies at the Heart of the Law of Supply and Demand

Government as Slave Owner
Portraying All Rights as Dispensations of Government Is a Scam to Convey Absolute Power to Government Officials

Plunder Gets a Boost
A Secret California Bill Is the Latest Example of the Danger of Economic Ignorance

Mere Isolationism: The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

The Internet: Parental Guidance Preferred
Legislation Is the Wrong Strategy for Protecting Children from Obscene Material Online

Why Medicine Is Slowly Dying in America
Most Doctors and Patients Are Clamoring for Increased Rights Without Increased Responsibility

Saving Money by Taking Lives
Caring for Old People Is a Significant Burden on the Public Finances of the Welfare State

A Mad Scramble at 30,000 Feet
Airlines Should Consider Well-Known Solutions to Their Tragedy of the Commons Problem

Heart over Mind: The Death of JFK, Jr.
Our Feelings, Indulged Without Examination, Will Kill Us

Cleaned by Capitalism
Capitalism Has Greatly Improved the Environment since the Industrial Age

A Camera Reaches 100
A Brief History of George Eastman and the Kodak Brownie

What Ain't Broke: The Renewed Call for Conscription
A Draft Would Sacrifice the Very Constitutional Liberties that the Military Is Charged to Defend

Hands Off
Microsoft Is Not a Monopoly

Spreading the Work to Create More Jobs
Government Job Creation's Costs Are Disguised as Benefits

Economics on Trial
Does Austrian Business Cycle Theory Have Merit?

Unions and Antitrust: Governmental Hypocrisy
When it Comes to Antitrust, Courts Routinely Ignore the Rule of Law

No Dog in that Fight
Pro-Free Trade and Anti-WTO Is the Position Most Consistent with Liberty

Hurricanes Are Creative Destruction?
Property Destruction Always Makes People Worse Off

States' Rights and Freedom

Teachers Evaluating Teachers: Peer Review and the New Unionism by Myron Lieberman
Peer Review of Teachers Offers Only the Appearance of Reform

Experiment in Liberty by William Moore Gray III
A Reliable Text That Places Liberty at the Center of U.S. History

Shattered Lives: Portraits From America's Drug War by Mikki Norris, Chris Conrad, and Virginia Resner
A Poignant lllustration of the Drug War's Human Casualties

Regulation, the Constitution, and the Economy: The Regulatory Road to Serfdom by James Rolph Edwards
Edwards Examines Government Regulation from Three Perspectives

Hoodwinking the Nation by Julian Simon
Why Have Pernicious Falsehoods about the Environment Spread Like Wildfire?

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