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October 2000

Volume 50, 2000


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A Man's Home Once Was His Castle

Drug Prohibition Threatens Our Right to Be Secure in Our Homes
October 01 2000 by ,

The Uplifters Try It Again

Gun-Control Laws Deprive Reputable Citizens of Protection
October 01 2000 by ,

A Constitutional Counterrevolution

Political Transaction-Cost Manipulation Has Cost Us Dearly
October 01 2000 by ,

P. T. Bauer's Market-Liberal Vision

The Underdeveloped World's Best Hope
October 01 2000 by ,

Is There an Anglo-American Economic Model?

The Term Is Inappropriate and Counterproductive
October 01 2000 by ,

The Philosophical Influence Behind the Microsoft Trial

A Pro-Government, Anti-Private-Property View Dominated the Microsoft Antitrust Trial
October 01 2000 by ,

For-Profit Medicine and the Compassion Motive

The Profit Motive Brings Differing Goals Into Harmony
October 01 2000 by

Does Rape Violate the Commerce Clause?

Women Can No Longer Seek Civil Damages Under the Violence Against Women Act
October 01 2000 by ,

Harmful Tax Practices?

The OECD Cartel Wants to Protect Countries' Tax Bases
October 01 2000 by ,

Patents and Monopoly Privilege

Patent Litigation Is a Big Problem for Technology Companies
October 01 2000 by ,

Quartering Species

The Federal Government Attempts to Quarter Living Creatures on Private Property
October 01 2000 by , ,

Thomas Babington Macaulay

A Great Champion of Liberty
October 01 2000 by ,

Government Deposit Insurance: A Dumb Idea

Bank Failures Don't Require Government Bailouts
October 01 2000 by ,

The End of U.N. Peacekeeping

Foreign Policy in Sierra Leone Has Had Dismal Results
October 01 2000 by ,

The dismal experience of Sierra Leone has struck yet another blow against United Nations peacekeeping. America's U.N. Ambassador, Richard Holbrooke, plaintively argues that Sierra Leone “is not a metaphor for UN peacekeeping.” But how could it be otherwise?

The Big One?

An Upcoming Case May Resolve the Old Second Amendment Dispute
October 01 2000 by ,

Marginalism and the Morality of Pricing Human Lives

We Price Our Lives Every Day by the Actions We Take
October 01 2000 by ,

When I ask students in my large economics classes if some things are just too important to put a price on, someone always answers, “human life.” This seems like a reasonable answer.

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.

Greed Versus Compassion

Personal Greed Is Vital to Human Welfare
October 01 2000 by ,

What's the noblest of human motivations? Some might be tempted to answer: charity, love of one's neighbor, or, in modern, politically correct language, giving something back or feeling another's pain. In my book, these are indeed noble motivations, but they pale in comparison to a much more potent motivation for human action.

Imperfect Opponents

Does Microsoft Have the Power to Break Up the Government?
October 01 2000 by ,

The Death Tax Is Fair?

Repealing the Estate Tax Would Benefit Everyone
October 01 2000 by ,

The Power to Destroy

A Powerful Book That Could Catalyze a True Tax Rebellion
October 01 2000 by , , ,

The Nazi War on Cancer

The Medical Profession and Government Planners Make an Unholy Partnership
October 01 2000 by , ,

The Fall and Rise of Freedom of Contract

A Collection of Papers by Some of the Sharpest Thinkers in the Field
October 01 2000 by , ,

After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State

Liberalism and Democracy Are Now Conflated
October 01 2000 by , ,

The End of Money and the Struggle for Financial Privacy

Secure and Private Electronic Funds Transfer Will Constrain Governments
October 01 2000 by , ,

Clearing the Air: The Real Story of the War on Air Pollution

A Carefully Researched Report on the Nation's Experience with Air Pollution Control
October 01 2000 by , ,

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