February 2001Volume 51, 2001
The HMO Promises Coverage but Often Denies Access
February 01 2001 by Twila Brase ,
Why Isn't Class Hatred Prohibited, Too?
February 01 2001 by Lowell Ponte ,
Respecting the Free Market and Property Rights Increases Living Standards
February 01 2001 by Timothy D. Terrell ,
A 1920s Airship Experiment Underscored Socialism's Inferiority
February 01 2001 by Frank Laffitte ,
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk Defended Reason and the Logic of the Market
February 01 2001 by James Peron ,
A Discussion of the Human Rights Act of 2000
February 01 2001 by Norman Barry ,
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk Was a World-Renouned Member of the Austrian School of Economics
February 01 2001 by Richard M. Ebeling ,
Courage Is Often Found in Business Executives and Entrepreneurs
February 01 2001 by Donald J. Boudreaux ,
Not Scrapping the Status Quo Shows Up in Remedial Education Expenses
February 01 2001 by Lawrence W. Reed ,
Public (government) education in America costs a princely sum, and it isn’t getting any cheaper. But what taxpayers shell out for the government school monopoly doesn’t tell the whole story. What others in society must pay to correct the shortcomings of that failed monopoly is huge and a painful testimony to the need for a big dose of choice, competition, and private enterprise.
Politicians' Claims of Reduced Government Spending Are Ludicrous
February 01 2001 by Doug Bandow ,
America will soon have a new president, and that means a new budget. Successive administrations and congresses routinely claim that they've squeezed the last possible unnecessary cent out of their spending proposals. But such claims simply cannot be taken seriously.
Today's U.S. Government Essentially Defines its Own Powers
February 01 2001 by Sheldon Richman ,
The Price System Creates Far More Wealth and Opportunity Than Central Direction
February 01 2001 by Dwight R. Lee ,
To do your best in your personal activities, you have to “equate at the margin,” which, as I explained last month, means allocating your time over different activities so that the marginal value of time in every activity is the same. The importance of equating at the margin extends beyond individuals doing as well as possible personally; it is also crucial to the success of the general economy.
A Brief Review of Economics Dictionaries
February 01 2001 by Mark Mark Skousen ,
Walk into any bookstore and you'll usually find two or three dictionaries of economics. Like any scientific discipline, economics has its own insider terminology, schools of thought, and famous experts. If you haven't taken a course in economics, you may need a reference guide when a writer uses the term externality, liquidity preference, Laffer curve, or Keynesian economics.
Congress Should Kill the Public Safety Union Bill
February 01 2001 by Charles W. Baird ,
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies to unionism in private-sector employment, except in the railroad and airline industries, where the Railway Labor Act sets the rules.No federal statute regarding unionism applies to state and local government employees. Rather, each state adopts its own rules, and 20 states have chosen not to engage in compulsory collective bargaining with unions representing public safety employees (such as police, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel).