July 1996Volume 46, 1996
Separation of School and State Would Re-Establish Parents' Rights and Responsibilities
June 30 1996 by Marshall Fritz ,
Government Education Harms Low-Income Children Most Severely
July 01 1996 by Chris Cardiff ,
No Simple Reform Will Break the Power of Teachers' Unions
July 01 1996 by James Bovard ,
How Come Many People Who Want to Work Can't Find Jobs?
July 01 1996 by Steven Yates ,
Why Did the FTC Pursue the Publisher of Hooked on Phonics?
July 01 1996 by Patrick Groff ,
Liberty Is Vulnerable to Decay into Mere License
July 01 1996 by Max More ,
The Actions of Well-Intentioned Do-Gooders Continue to Plague Us
July 01 1996 by Russell Madden ,
Competition Encourages Better Performance
July 01 1996 by George C. Leef ,
Tocqueville Warned That a Welfare State Could Seduce People Into Servitude
July 01 1996 by Jim Powell ,
Alexis de Tocqueville was a gentleman-scholar who emerged as one of the world's great prophets. More than a century and a half ago, when most people were ruled by kings, he declared that the future belonged to democracy. He explained what was needed for democracy to work and how it could help protect human liberty. At the same time, he warned that a welfare state could seduce people into servitude. He saw why socialism must lead to slavery.
Free-Market Reforms Spur Economic Growth
July 01 1996 by Mark Mark Skousen ,
The post-war Asian economic miracle has come as a great shock to the economics profession. In my review of the top-ten textbooks (Economics on Trial, Irwin, 1993), few economists tell the wonders of Japanese prosperity and none reveals the secrets of the Four Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan) or the newly industrialized economies (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand).
Halfway Measures to Reform Public Schools Are a Waste of Time
July 01 1996 by Lawrence W. Reed ,
Is private, for-profit management compatible with tax-funded public schools?