Freeman

February 2003

Volume 53, 2003

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Your Social Insecurity Number

The SSN's Use Has Extended Far Beyond Its Original Purpose

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by GARRY WANG

University Economics versus Austrian Economics

The Austrian School's Clear Association with Deductive Reasoning and Nonintervention May Leave Mainstream Economists Unimpressed

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by ARTHUR FOULKES

Henry Ford, Upton Sinclair, and Limits on Consumer Choice

Capitalism Challenges Entrepreneurs to Provide Variety

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by RICHARD B. COFFMAN, ASHLEY LYMAN

How Government Disables Private Disability Insurance

SSDI Is Coercive and Economically Inefficient

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by ROBERT E. WRIGHT

Take Your Bike Helmet to the Safety Museum

What's the Real Cost of Making Kids Wear Bike Helmets?

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by TED ROBERTS

Frankenstein Television

Why Should the Federal Government Mandate an End to Analog Television?

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by MICHAEL HEBERLING

Corporate Accounting: Still Evolving After All These Years

Regulation Doesn't Improve Accounting Standards

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by CHRIS EDWARDS

They Take More than Half

Federal, State, Sales, Excise, and Property Taxes Add Up

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by DANIEL KLEIN, ALLAN RAISH

Opportunity Knocks Late

America's Business Landscape Blooms with People Who Hit Their Stride After 50

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by LARRY SCHWEIKART

New Laws Will Protect Americans from Snipers?

Tighter Gun Restrictions Won't Make Americans Safer

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by JAMES BOVARD
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