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June 2005

Volume 55, 2005

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I'd Push the Button—To Establish Freedom Right Now
Leonard Read Knew That True Liberty Requires Real Reform

Law and Good Intentions
Ends don't justify means.

The Impossibility of Dogmatic Liberalism
Free-Market Liberalism Is Hardly Dogmatic, Intolerant, or Even Impatient

Intervention Explains Economic Success?
Prosperity Exists Despite Government Meddling

Employee Free Choice and Top-Down Organizing
Union Organizers Engage in Legalized Extortion

The Republic of West Florida: Freedom Fight or Land Grab?
West Florida Was a Sorry Chapter in Madison's History

Are Private Decisions Trustworthy?
Ownership Is Control

Why the Social Security Tax Cap Shouldn't Be Raised
There Is a Strong Economic and Moral Case Against a Social Security Tax Increase

Does Light Rail Worsen Congestion and Air Quality?
The Effects of Adding Light Rail Are Counterintuitive

The Radicals' Rancorous Rage
Radicals' Ideas and Methods Continue to Torment America

Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire
Most Americans Don't Want to Remake the World

The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier
An Outstanding Book on the American West

Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One
Government Policies Have Long-Term Costs

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