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November 2000

Volume 50, 2000


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I Support Coercion and I Vote

Why Donate Your Own Money When You Can Force Taxpayers to Cough It Up?
November 01 2000 by ,

Enemies of the Automobile

An Influential Movement Is Underway to Restrict Car Use
November 01 2001 by ,

Freeing the Freeways

Private Industry Could Build and Manage Superior Highways
November 01 2000 by ,

The Economic Virtues of Federalism

COPS Squanders Society's Resources
November 01 2000 by , ,

Constitutional Protection of Economic Liberty

The Supreme Court Seems Oblivious to the Needs of a Free and Flexible Market
November 01 2000 by ,

Psychiatry in a Communist Utopia

Cuba Uses Psychiatry for Political Purposes
November 01 2000 by ,

Peanut Butter, Education, and Markets

Who Should Provide Education, and How Should It Be Financed?
November 01 2000 by ,

How the Theory of Comparative Advantage Saved My Marriage

Economic Theory Has a Down-Home Value
November 01 2000 by ,

The Return to a Global Economy

Is Globalization Today Different from Globalization a Century Ago?
November 01 2000 by ,

If we want to understand the current advance of global capitalism, it is worth remembering that a liberal international economic order has actually arisen twice, first at the end of the nineteenth century and now at the end of the twentieth.[1] In many ways, the world economy has simply caught up to where it was 100 years ago, prompting prominent economists to question whether the level of international integration is as high now as it was before the interruptions of two world wars and the Great Depression.

Adam Smith: Moral Philosopher

November 01 2000 by ,

Two Radicalisms

Capitalism Is an Ugly Form of Radicalism?
November 01 2000 by ,

Incentives and Disincentives: They Really Do Matter!

The Best Way to Reform Welfare Programs Is to Eliminate Them
November 01 2000 by ,

The Clinton Regulatory Miasma

Federal Rule-Making Continues to Run Amok
November 01 2000 by ,

It has been a sad spectacle: President Bill Clinton, desperate to salvage his scandal-laced legacy, crisscrossing the nation proposing new spending programs and regulatory initiatives with wild abandon. He seems determined to jettison perhaps his one good bequest to the nation: a less loony left-wing Democratic Party.

Creativity and Criminality: The Two Faces of Responsibility

Do the Mentally Ill Lack Self-Control?
November 01 2000 by ,

Sacrificing Lives for Profits

Adults Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Own Levels of Risk-Taking
November 01 2000 by ,

I pointed out in my last column that despite what people commonly say about how human life is priceless, they put a price on their lives every day with their actions. People take chances that shorten their life expectancies to do things that are fun, and for the convenience and savings of not taking every precaution possible.

Economics on Trial

Does Austrian Business Cycle Theory Have Merit?
March 01 1995 by ,

Last month, I wrote about the long-standing debate between the Monetarists and the Austrians, which surfaces at practically every Mont Pelerin Society meeting. Both schools are ardent defenders of the free market, yet they fight incessantly over methodology and economic modeling.

Shameless in California

Labor Unions Own California's Politicians
November 01 2000 by ,

They Don't Make Revolutions Like They Used To

It's Remarkable How Little Elections Accomplish
November 01 2000 by ,

High Gasoline Prices Are Your Fault?

Floyd Norris Says Demand Alone Drives Oil and Gasoline Prices
November 01 2000 by ,

Illusions of Prosperity: America's Working Families in an Age of Economic Insecurity

A Book of Unsalvageable Factual Analysis and Confused Arguments
November 01 2000 by , ,

Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-19455 by David Kennedy

Kennedy Toes the Roosevelt Line
November 01 2000 by , ,

The Titanic Story: Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions

Why Didn't the Titanic Have Enough Lifeboats?
November 01 2000 by , ,

Money, Greed, and Risk: Why Financial Crises and Crashes Happen

Morris Is Sadly Deficient in Economic Understanding
November 01 2000 by , ,

Public Finance and Public Choice: Two Contrasting Visions of the State

A Series of Provocative Exchanges Between Two Well-Known Pillars of Economics
November 01 2000 by , , ,

Funding Science in America: Congress, Universities, and the Politics of the Academic Pork Barrel

The Growing Entanglement of Academic Science and Politics Is Filled with Hazards
November 01 2000 by , ,

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