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September 2001

Volume 51, 2001

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Put Robinson-Patman, Not Bookstore Chains, on Trial
Does the 1936 Act Really Help Consumers?

Why Social Security Is Popular
The Conditions That Make Social Security Popular Are Temporary and Rapidly Disappearing

Of Genomes and Lemons
How Well-Intentioned Laws Can Harm the People They Mean to Protect

Regulating Biodiversity: Tragedy in the Political Commons
Urbanites Want to Have Their Cake and Eat It, Too

Lessons of History: The Great Irish Famine
Who Is to Blame for This Great Disaster?

Sovereign Traders
Consumers Are the Greatest Beneficiaries of Free Trade

Illusion of Control
No One Can Control the Complexity and Mass of the U.S. Economy

Winners and Losers in the Transfer Game
No State Ever Became Rich by Relying on Federal Wealth Transfers

A Reply to a Labor Priest
Is There a Moral Duty to Pay Union Dues?

School Choice via the Universal Tax Credit
Separating School from State Represents a Bright Future for All Children

The Perverse Popularity of Command and Control
How Industry Is Protected against Competition at the Expense of the Environment

I Like Hayek
Who Better to Lead Economics into the 21st Century?

Does Trade Exploit the Poorest of the Poor?
Both Parties Benefit from Trade Even When There Are Gross Inequalities of Skill and Productivity

The Economy Is Cyclical?
The Central Bank Whipsaws the Economy

Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years by James Bovard
Clinton Is Gone, But Not His Governmental Detritus

America’s Great Depression by Murray N. Rothbard
Rothbard Reasserts the Austrian View of Boom and Bust Cycles

Greenspan: The Man Behind Money by Justin Martin
A Book Lacking in Critical Analysis

Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism by George Soros
Soros Doesn't Understand the First Thing about Economic Systems

Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms by Diane Ravitch
An Extraordinary Review of 100 Years of Education Fads

American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace by John C. Culver and John Hyde
A Portrait of How Statist Ideas Were Conceived and Implemented in the New Deal Era

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