Sign Up for Email Updates


January 1997

Volume 47, 1997

Download file Download the January 1997 issue (PDF)

Subscribe to the Freeman


Understanding Say's Law of Markets
Beware measures to boost aggregate demand.

The Socialist Roots of Modern Anti-Semitism
Socialist Economies Breed Intolerance and Persecution

Income and the Question of Rights
Do Individuals Have a Moral Claim to the Income They Generate?

Mises, Hayek, and the Market Process: An Introduction
How Are Market-Based Economies Cultivated and Maintained?

Breaking Up Antitrust
Free-Market Competition is the Best Remedy for Monopolies

The Economic Woes of Pro Sports: Greed or Government?
Subsidies and Antitrust Regulation Are the True Sources of Exorbitant Salaries and City-Hopping

Superstar Athletes Provide Economics Lessons
Where Taxpayer-Funded Welfare Exists, People Will Exploit It

Teen Smoking: The New Prohibition
More Tobacco Regulations Won't Lower Juvenile Smoking

Government and Governance
Consensual Communities Offer a Model for Tax and Government Reform

A Sentinel for Auto Emissions
Remote Sensing Would Eliminate the Hassles of Smog Checks

The Benefits of Outsourcing
The Profit and Loss System Will Allocate Resources Efficiently

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Who Gave Natural Law to the Modern World
Cicero Urged Reason, Decency, Peace, and Liberty

The Problem of Education Doesn't End at the 12th Grade
K-12 Students Are Being Shortchanged by Their Teachers' Educations

Replace the Monopoly, Not the Superintendent
Blame for Failure of Public Schools Lies with the Nature of Public Education

Economics in One Page
The Fundamental Principles of Economics Are Simple

Welfare Reform
True Welfare Reform Would Eliminate Political Barriers to the Labor Market

Perspective: Economic Research and Economic Education
Too Many Economic Fallacies Persist

Book Review: The Social Security Fraud by Abraham Ellis
A Demolition of the Shaky Case for Social Security

Book Review: The Home by Richard McKenzie
Positive Alternatives to the Current Child-Welfare System Do Exist

Book Review: Ending Affirmative Action: The Case for Colorblind Justice by Terry Eastland
Policies of Color-Consciousness and Group-Based Preferences Keep Racial Tensions Inflamed

Book Review: This Land Is Our Land: How to End the War on Private Property by Congressman Richard Pombo and Joseph Farah
Myriad Examples of the Attack on Private Property Rights

Nonessential Government
Which Government Services Are Essential?

Book Review: Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade by Douglas A. Irwin
Free Trade Is One of the Most Durable and Robust Propositions That Economics Has to Offer

Book Review: The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic by Lance Banning
An Excellent Examination of James Madison's Thought

Book Review: The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement by Robert J. Samuelson
A Well-Written Exposition of Failures of Interventionist Economic Policy

Download File