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January/February 2007

Volume 57, 2007


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The Euro versus Currency Competition

The Euro is a Less Attractive Monetary Regime than the Preceding System of National Currencies
January 01 2007 by ,

Trans-Fattened Government

December 15 2006 by ,

So people dining out in New York City will be protected from unwittingly -- or even wittingly -- consuming foods containing trans fats. Trans fats are what you get with partially hydrogenated oils and shortenings, which keep foods like French fries from getting soggy and margarine solid at room temperature.

Trans fats will be banned in the city's restaurants and before long in Chicago and other places because health authorities say they raise cholesterol and cause heart disease.

Ironically, trans fats became popular in food preparation as people were being scared away from the saturated fats found in butter and lard. I'm beginning to think the diet authorities, who unfortunately have their hands on government power, aren't as sure about things as claim.

Climate Change: What if They're Right?

Government Fixes for Climate Change Promise Big Costs with Little to No Benefits
January 01 2007 by ,

Open-Source Software: Who Needs Intellectual Property?

IP Is Not A Prerequisite for Innovation or Even Profit
January 01 2007 by , ,

The Sovereign Presidency: Is This What the Framers Had in Mind?

Unitary Executive Theory Promotes Broad Presidential Power and Infallibilty
January 01 2007 by ,

The Fed's Potent Power

The Fed's Manipulation of the Money Supply Distorts Interest Rates and Thus Economic Activity
January 01 2007 by ,

Global Warming and the Layman

December 08 2006 by ,

Remembering Julian Simon

Simon Was a Pioneer in Disproving Faulty Environmentalist Assumptions
January 01 2007 by , ,

Aid, Trade, and Institutional Quality in Africa

Increased Aid in a Poor Policy Environment is Likely to Make Things Worse
January 01 2007 by , ,

Private Neighborhoods and the Transformation of Local Government

January 01 2007 by ,

By Robert H. Nelson Reviewed by Sandy Ikeda

Smart Economics: Commonsense Answers to 50 Questions about Government, Taxes, Business, and Households

January 01 2007 by ,

By Michael L. Walden Reviewed by George C. Leef

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