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May 1999

Volume 49, 1999


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A Modern Pyramid

Should Tax Dollars Be Spent to Build a Space Station?
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Must I Not Be Believed?

We Are Left with a President Crippled by His Own Dishonesty
May 01 1999 by ,

The Green Scare

Grossly Distorted Stories Serve Interventionist Environmentalism
May 01 1999 by ,

Fighting Back

Friends of Liberty Should Write More Letters to the Editor
May 01 1999 by ,

The New Money

Will New U.S. Currency Features Inhibit Counterfeiting?
May 01 1999 by ,

Tensions in Early American Political Thought

Liberalism and Republicanism Together Made for a Stronger Worldview
May 01 1999 by ,

According to the eminent historian of political thought J.G.A. Pocock, republican theory (or “civic humanism”) was the most significant current of eighteenth-century English and American political philosophy. In the form of “country ideology,” republicanism gave “left” and “right” critics of government policies a framework and believable rhetoric for their arguments.

Hayek Turns 100

Hayek Contributed an Ocean of Knowledge to the Cause of Human Freedom
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Ending Corporate Welfare as We Know It

The Welfare Reforms Applied to Individuals Should Also Apply to Businesses
May 01 1999 by ,

Congressional Lost Opportunities

Congressional Deregulators Should Push an Aggressive Agenda
May 01 1999 by ,

Gullible Skeptics

Psychiatry Is an Instrument of the Coercive Apparatus of the State
May 01 1999 by ,

America Is Number 1 Again

How a Prediction of Japanese and German Dominance Went Awry
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In 1991, I prepared an advertising campaign for my book Economics on Trial (Irwin). The headline was: “Japan and Germany Win World War III,” followed by the subtitle, “Their formula multiplies wealth so rapidly that they will achieve their goal of world domination by the year 2000.” Recently I came across a delightful book that confirms my view that America is once again on top of the world: the fourth edition of The Illustrated Book of World Rankings, edited and compiled by George Thomas Kurian.[2] Out of some 100 positive listings, the United States received top billing in 33 categories. Among them:

Tony Blair and Fairness at Work

Will Blair Follow the American Labor Union Model?
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Two Powerful Words

How Does Kirzner Sum Up the Basis of a Free Society?
May 01 1999 by ,

Hayek Made No Contribution?

It Is a Pity That Hayek Has No Standing in the Eyes of Modern Mainstream Macroeconomists
May 01 1999 by ,

In Praise of Commercial Culture

Brimming with Economically Inspired Insights
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CancerScam: Diversion of Federal Cancer Funds to Politics

Government Public Health Spending Should Not Support Political Causes
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A Humane Economy

A Classic Defense of Non-Interventionist Government
May 01 1999 by ,

All the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Education

A Book of Maddeningly Safe and Temperate Proposals
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Commodity and Propriety: Competing Visions of Property in American Legal Thought, 1776-1970

The Commodity View of Property Rights Promotes Prosperity, Peace, and Liberty
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Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order

There Is a Distinction Between
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