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March 2000

March 2000

Volume 50, 2000

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150 Years and Still Dismal!
Thomas Carlyle's Problem with Economics Was its Opposition to Racial Slavery

The Irresistible Force of Market Competition
Austrian Economists Have a Different Understanding of Market Competition

The Myth of the Social Security Trust Fund
The Looted Trust Fund Myth Is a Serious Barrier to Social Security Reform

In Defense of Grocery Coupons
The Invisible Hand Works

The Market for Space in the Market
Shelf Fees Efficiently Allocate Risk to Producers

Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam
Spam Is No Justification for New Regulations

The Stakeholder Fallacy
Stakeholderism Undermines the Defining Feature of Capitalism: The Exclusive Rights of Ownership

Regulatory Extortion
No Company or Industry Is Safe

Sources of Pro-Union Sentimentality
Labor Unions Are Really Cartels Backed by Legal Compulsion

The Day We Read No More
The Perils of a Maryland Courtroom Reading Ban

Moderation in All Things
Aristotle Counsels a Mindful Weighing of Tradeoffs

Hospital Food and Socialized Medicine
To Make a Minor Issue a Major Problem, Turn it Over to Government

Stealing from ATM Machines
There's Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Does Insanity Cause Crime?
Those Regarded as Insane Have Reasons, Not Causes, for Their Actions

The Hidden Cost of Taxation
The Costs of Funding Government Spending Are Largely Unseen

Will the Savings Crisis Lead to Stagnation?
A New World Bank Study Offers a Positive Outlook for Saving

They Can Afford It, Can't They?
Stockholding Citizens Are the Ultimate Losers When ATM Fees Are Banned

Humble Hubris
We Can't Decide the Future Using Today's Knowledge

More Public Investment Needed?
The Incentives for Private Investment Yield Superior Results

Financing College Tuition: Government Policies and Educational Priorities edited by Marvin H. Kosters
Is Government Involvement in Higher Education Necessary?

The Right to Home School: A Guide to the Law on Parents' Rights in Education by Christopher J. Klicka
Klicka Explains the Rights, Challenges, and Defenses That Parents Encounter in Homeschooling

The Fountainhead: An American Novel by Douglas J. Den Uyl
Den Uyl Shows That Rand's Book Is a Literary Masterpiece

Alternate Route: Toward Efficient Urban Transportation by Clifford Winston and Chad Shirley
A Brutally Honest Analysis with Daring Prescriptions for Reform

Guilt, Blame, and Politics by Allan Levite
Does a Wealthy Background Breed Radical Leftists?

The Third Way: The Renewal of Social Democracy by Anthony Giddens
An Inconsistent and Ineffective Defense of State Intervention

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