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January 1999

Volume 49, 1999

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Why the War on Poverty Failed
Handouts Provide the Wrong Incentives

The Other Tobacco War
The Cuban Embargo Is Useless

Flags, Flames, and Property
American Ideals Are Sturdy Enough to Await Voluntary Respect

Elijah McCoy and Berry Gordy: Ingenuity Overcomes
Affirmative Action Is Not a Prerequisite for Success

Sudden Impact: The Collision of Ethics and Air Bag Mandates
We Shouldn't Save Some Lives by Forfeiting Others

Can Government Deliver the Goods?
Free Markets Offer a Flexible, Efficient Alternative

Markets in Time: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Swiss Watchmaking
Swiss-Made Watches Are the Most Sought After in the World

Let's Pierce the Government Veil
Why Shouldn't Politicians Pay for Their Blunders?

The Poverty of the United Nations
Would Burundi Be Better Off If America Impoverished Itself?

The Art of Plunder
The Arts Don't Need Subsidies to Thrive

Censoring Pleas for Help
Price Controls Stifle Communication

The Civil War's Tragic Legacy
The States Have Little Recourse against the Federal Government

The Grateful Pedestrian
When Do Politicians Deserve Our Praise?

Pragmatic Collectivism
Does Government Deserve a Prominent Economic and Social Role?

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
A Scintillating Retelling of His Life and Times

The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy by Patrick Buchanan
Buchanan's Book Ignores Economic Truths

Politics By Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy by James M. Buchanan and Roger D. Congleton
A Prescription for Relimiting the State

Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law by J. Budziszewski
A Discussion of the Main Tenets of Aristotle, Aquinas, and Locke

The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the World by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw
An Informative History of Socialism Marred by Poor Economic Analysis

Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law by Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry
Should American Law Seek Out and Respond To the Truth?

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