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March 2009

Volume 59, 2009

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Bootleggers, Baptists, and Bailed-Out Bankers
Who created the subprime mortgage crisis?

The Financial Bailouts: “See the Needle and the Damage Done”
Paulson’s and Bernanke’s bailouts did lasting harm.

Black Swans, Butterflies, and the Economy
The Economy is a Complex System that Cannot be Planned, Designed, or Regulated into Perfection

Too Big to Fail
A Government Safety Net Encourages Excessive Risk-Taking

Did Deregulated Derivatives Cause the Financial Crisis?
Government Interventions, Not Laissez Faire, Caused the Financial Crisis

What We Believe
Believers in Freedom Must Not Take Liberty for Granted

Bailing Out the Big Three Repeats Britain’s Mistake
Uncle Sam's Support of American Auto Manufacturers is Doomed to Fail

Government Sets Us Up for the Next Bust
Market Interference Disguises and Aggravates the Underlying Problems

Unintended Consequences in Energy Policy
Costly Policies Have Reduced Economic Freedom and Ended Lives

Greenspan Should Be Shocked by Risky Lending?
The Elements of a Classic Asset Bubble Should Not Have Eluded the Fed Chairman

The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

Are the Rich Necessary? Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values

Stop Insuring Mortgages

The Market Doesn't Ration Health Care
Or anything else.

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