Freeman

April 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

The Revolution That Was America

Individual liberty and an accommodating political order are relatively new in human history.

APRIL 01, 1993 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Individual liberty and an accommodating political order are relatively new in human history.

The Growth of Government in America

American government has far outgrown the limits set by our founders in the Constitution.

APRIL 01, 1993 by STEPHEN MOORE

American government has far outgrown the limits set by our founders in the Constitution.

Can Voluntarism Survive the Taxman?

Taxation undermines cherished institutions and functions.

APRIL 01, 1993 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Taxation undermines cherished institutions and functions.

Judging Politicians

It is not unrealistic to seek the best among us to represent us.

APRIL 01, 1993 by RICK H. WHITE

It is not unrealistic to seek the best among us to represent us.

Thomas Jefferson: Liberty and Power

Jefferson believed that government was the greatest threat to individual liberty.

APRIL 01, 1993 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Jefferson believed that government was the greatest threat to individual liberty.

Do State and Local Fiscal Choices Matter?

Some states enjoy greater prosperity relative to others.

APRIL 01, 1993 by STEPHEN E. LILE

Some states enjoy greater prosperity relative to others.

The Costs of Tax and Spend

How free are Americans when the tax burden is so high?

APRIL 01, 1993 by JOHN D. MCGINNIS

How free are Americans when the tax burden is so high?

Adventures in Porkland: How Washington Wastes Your Money and Why They Won't Stop

Legislators sneak massive boondoggles into appropriations bills.

APRIL 01, 1993 by JOHN ATTARIAN

Legislators sneak massive boondoggles into appropriations bills.

Grand Theft and Petit Larceny: Property Rights in America

Without the ability to be secure in one’s person and possessions, all rights would be meaningless.

APRIL 01, 1993 by GRANT THOMPSON

Without the ability to be secure in one's person and possessions, all rights would be meaningless.

Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us

The federal government incessantly manipulates opinion and subverts both truth and democracy.

APRIL 01, 1993 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

The federal government incessantly manipulates opinion and subverts both truth and democracy.

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