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January 2000

Volume 50, 2000

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Across the Sea of Commerce
The Industrial Revolution Transformed Ocean Travel and Shipping

How to Sink a Car Ferry
Government Subsidies Lead to Regulatory Nightmares

The Law of Supply and Demand
Austrian Economists Dislike Most Textbook Explanations of This Subject

Why Crime Declines
Private Security Has Increased Dramatically as Crime Rates Have Fallen

Technology, Progress, and Freedom
There Is a Reciprocal Relationship between Technology and Freedom

William E. Rappard: An International Man in an Age of Nationalism
Rappard Was One of the Most Articulate and Influential Voices against Collectivism and Nationalism

Nock on Education
Nock Opposed One of the Most Popular Trends of the Early Twentieth Century

Two Indispensable Lessons
Neither Utopian Schemes nor Democracy Are the Path to Freedom

A Tribute to the Jitney
Though Illegal, Jitneys Have a Long and Honorable Tradition in America

New Excuses for Old Failures
Foreign Aid Fails to Help Third-World Citizens

Remembering Krafft-Ebing
Krafft-Ebing Acknowledged That the Aim of Institutional Psychiatry Is Moral and Legal, Not Medical or Therapeutic

Creating Jobs vs. Creating Wealth
Remember the opportunity costs.

Economics for the 21st Century
Reflecting on the Misery and Vicious Injustices and the Incredible Economic and Technological Advances of the Twentieth Century

Capitalism and the Common Man
Are Wealthy Capitalists Really Obliged to "Give Back"?

Double Take

The Government Is the Stabilizer?
It Makes Little Sense to Turn to the Government for Stabilization

The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature by Morton M. Hunt
A Readable and Stimulating Book

A New Deal for Social Security by Peter Ferrara and Michael Tanner
Ferrara and Tanner Offer a Welcome Exercise in Thinking Through Social Security

Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We're Better Off Than We Think by W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm
Cox and Alm Blow the Myth of '73 to Smithereens

The Letters of Centinel: Attacks on the U.S. Constitution, 1787-1788 by Samuel Bryan edited and introduced by Warren Hope
Centinel's Objections to the Constitution and His Predictions for the Future of the Republic Stand Up Well

Foundations of Economics: Beginner's Companion by Yanis Varoufakis
An Angry, Oblivious Book

Limited Government, Individual Liberty and the Rule of Law: Selected Works of Arthur Asher Shenfield edited by Norman Barry
Shenfield Recognized the Need for Sound Economics to Deal with Scarcity

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