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May 2001

Volume 51, 2001


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Environmentalism as Though People and Facts Really Mattered

Threatening Individual Rights with "Environmental Rights" Weakens the Cause
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True Ecology

Exploring the Origins of a Misunderstood Term
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Unprecedented Global Warming?

Global Warming Is Both Common and Natural
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Toward an Educational Renaissance

Homeschooling Communities Are Marvelous Examples of Spontaneous Order
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Rights Without Exceptions

A Right, to Be a Right, Must Be Absolute
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The Post Office as a Violation of Constitutional Rights

An Efficient and Cheap Mail Services Is Not the USPS's Primary Function
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The Pledge versus the Oath

The Socialists Knew What They Were Doing When They Created America's Pledge of Allegiance
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Plain Vanilla Liberty

The Word "Liberty" Stands Naked and Unadorned
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May Day: Classlessness and Mr. Marx

Unhampered Capitalism Is As Close to a Classless Society as America Will See
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Don't Be Framed

Taking the Luster Off Protectionist Arguments
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Why Term Limits?

Politicians Who Must Return to Ordinary Society Will Think More Carefully about Their Actions
May 01 2001 by ,

Making Environmental Tradeoffs

The Misguided Campaign Against DDT Is Killing Millions
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Wealthy countries have it easy. Their citizens are richer. Their people enjoy healthier and safer environments. Yet Western nations are hindering Third World people from improving their lives—in the name of the environment. Malaria is seen as a poor nation's disease, but it once afflicted today's industrialized states. Decades ago people in the United States and Europe suffered from this, one of history's most ravaging diseases. But malaria has essentially disappeared in the West.

Kevorkian, Lies, and Suicide

Did Kevorkian Really See His Activities As Medical Obligations?
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The Efficient Amount of Pollution

Economic Analysis Is Crucial to Understanding and Reducing Environmental Problems
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When environmentalists argue that the costs of protecting the environment should be ignored, they quickly find themselves in a box. The only way to protect environmental quality in some ways (say, reducing water pollution) is by harming it in other ways (say, increasing air pollution).

It All Started with Adam

Smith First Explained How Competition Transforms Self-Interest into the Common Good
May 01 2001 by ,

Adam Smith, that is. Having just completed writing a history of economics,[1] I have concluded that, despite the protestations of Murray Rothbard and other detractors, the eighteenth-century moral philosopher and celebrated author of The Wealth of Nations deserves to be named the founding father of modern economics.

It Depends on What the Meaning of "Advice" Is

Bush Should Overturn Clinton's Executive Order for Section 203(c) of the LMRDA
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To Each According to His Need As He Sees It

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Cutting Off Subsidies Restricts Freedom?

Just Because Something Is Constitutional Doesn't Mean It Should Be Subsidized
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What Price Fame? by Tyler Cowen

An Ingenious Analysis of the Causes and Consequences of Fame
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Free Speech and the Politics of Identity by David A. J. Richards

A Toxic Mound of Antilibertarian Thought
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The Triumph of Liberty by Jim Powell

A Fascinating Collection of Brief Biographical Sketches of Champions of Freedom
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Government Works: Why Americans Need the Feds by Milton J. Esman

A Screechy Little Book That "Defends" Statist Programs
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Ready or Not: What Happens When We Treat Children As Small Adults by Kay S. Hymowitz

Childhood Is Not a Socially Constructed Artifact That We Can Deconstruct and Reconstruct at Will
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Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character by Alyn Brodsky

Most Presidents Look Like Rogues and Pipsqueaks Compared to Cleveland
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Having just endured vacuousness on a grand scale in the last presidential campaign and eight years of verbal subterfuge and prevarication under Bill Clinton, Americans are in need of an inspiration from their political past. They have it in the person of our principled 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland—brought to life in the past year by not one but two laudatory biographies. 

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