Freeman

April 1995

Volume 45, 1995

FEATURES

How Gold Was Money--How Gold Could Be Money Again

The Treasury Should Return the Gold to the People

APRIL 01, 1995 by RICHARD H. TIMBERLAKE

The Forgotten Private Banker

How Did Unlicensed, Unregulated Banking Give Way to Today's System?

APRIL 01, 1995 by RICHARD SYLLA

The Failure of Central Banking in Developing Countries

Central Banks Have Caused Poor Monetary and Economic Performance

APRIL 01, 1995 by KURT SCHULER

The Prejudice Against Midnight Dishwashing

Why Is a Taxpayer-Funded Basketball Program Considered Superior to Private-Sector Employment?

APRIL 01, 1995 by RALPH R. REILAND

First-Class Mail, Third-Class Competition

Is the Post Office a Natural Monopoly?

APRIL 01, 1995 by RONALD M. AYERS, ROBERT A. COLLINGE

Freedom, Legislation, and Disabilities

Coercive Morality Legislation Harms Society

APRIL 01, 1995 by JAMES ROLPH EDWARDS

Fortunately, It's Just a Game

What Is Monopoly's Message About Wealth and Wealth Creation?

APRIL 01, 1995 by CANDACE ALLEN

Have Doctors Forsaken Their Ethics?

The Veterinary Ethic Rules Government-Funded Health Care

APRIL 01, 1995 by JEFFREY A. SINGER

Rising Health-Care Costs: Who's the Villain?

Our Health-Care System Disguises Costs to Individuals

APRIL 01, 1995 by CHARLES VAN EATON

Justice or Legal Extortion?

The U.S. Civil Justice System Has Become a Sweepstakes Game

APRIL 01, 1995 by SARAH J. MCCARTHY
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