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June 1997

Volume 47, 1997

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John Jacob Astor and the Fur Trade: Testing the Role of Government
How an Entrepreneur Provided Better Products at Lower Cost

Three Fallacies of Rent Control
We Can't Always Have Everything We Want

Should Profits Be Shared with Workers?
Most Workers Want to Reap Gains without Risking Losses

First, Let's Deregulate All the Lawyers
Unauthorized Practice of Law Statutes Make Many Consumers Worse Off

The Pervasive Duty to Rescue
Only Private Charity Can Help Those Truly in Need of Assistance

Russell Kirk's Conception of Decadence
Kirk Thought the Road to Avernus Captured America's Downward Descent

The Gift of a Child: The Promise of Freedom
Immediate and Exclusive State Control Has Ruined Education

Insurance Redlining and Government Intervention
Forcing Firms to Sell at Regulated Prices Is Detrimental to Consumers

Frederic Bastiat, Ingenious Champion for Liberty and Peace
Bastiat Was a Scintillating Advocate of an Untrammeled Free Market

The Liability Lottery: Politics by Other Means
In America's Courtrooms, neither Injury nor Fault Need Be Proven to Win

Wards of the State?
The Welfare State Has Pernicious Effects

The Unique Role of FEE
FEE Continually Educates People in the Moral and Intellectual Superiority of Liberty

The Great Illusion
Why Can't We Conceive of Society except as Directed by a Central Omnipresent and Omnipotent State?

1997 Index of Economic Freedom by Kim R. Holmes, Bryan T. Johnson, and Melanie Kirkpatrick
A Highly Useful Reference Work

The Welfare State: No Mercy for the Middle Class by John McKay
A Book That Will Help Us Achieve a Free and Prosperous America

The Political Racket: Deceit, Self-Interest and Corruption in American Politics by Martin L. Gross
A Generally Sensible Account of the Interventionist State

The Road to Hell by Michael Maren
A Brutally Honest Personal Account of the Ravaging Effects of Foriegn Aid and International Charity

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