Freeman

January 1998

Volume 48, 1998

FEATURES

High Plains Drifters: Politicians’ Lucrative Protection Racket

Politicians Have More Than One Way to Raise Money

JANUARY 01, 1998 by FRED MCCHESNEY

White Magic

Unimaginable Results Flow from Leaving Others Free to Act Creatively

JANUARY 01, 1998 by LEONARD E. READ

Economics, Law, and Personal Relationships

Contract Law Provides Logical Examples for Personal Relationship Law

JANUARY 01, 1998 by DAVID LABAND, JOHN SOPHOCLEUS

The Tobacco Deal: Myths and Misconceptions

Clinton's Proposal Is an Unconstitutional Attack on the Rule of Law

JANUARY 01, 1998 by ROBERT A. LEVY

Roads Without the State

Privatizing Roads and Highways Would Improve Traffic Flows, Road Quality, and Safety

JANUARY 01, 1998 by PETER SAMUEL

Who Pays the Price for Motherhood?

Health-Insurance Mandates Increase Costs for Everyone, Making Coverage Unaffordable

JANUARY 01, 1998 by ROSS LEVATTER, REBECCA GESHELIN

Henry Ford and the Triumph of the Auto Industry

Ford Had the Vision, Perseverance, and Ability to Make Cars for the Multitude

JANUARY 01, 1998 by BURTON FOLSOM

Democracy Would Doom Hong Kong

What Hong Kong Really Needs Is an Enlightened Constitution

JANUARY 01, 1998 by JOHN T. WENDERS

Elections, Extortion, and Unions

Unions Have a Well-Deserved Reputation for Aggression and Violence

JANUARY 01, 1998 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

One Freedom

Freedom Is Not a Smorgasbord from Which One Picks and Chooses

JANUARY 01, 1998 by RUSSELL MADDEN
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