Freeman

January 2000

Volume 50, 2000

FEATURES

Across the Sea of Commerce

The Industrial Revolution Transformed Ocean Travel and Shipping

JANUARY 01, 2000 by ANTHONY YOUNG

How to Sink a Car Ferry

Government Subsidies Lead to Regulatory Nightmares

JANUARY 01, 2000 by ANDREW P. MORRISS

The Law of Supply and Demand

Austrian Economists Dislike Most Textbook Explanations of This Subject

JANUARY 01, 2000 by ISRAEL M. KIRZNER

Why Crime Declines

Private Security Has Increased Dramatically as Crime Rates Have Fallen

JANUARY 01, 2000 by BRUCE BENSON

Technology, Progress, and Freedom

There Is a Reciprocal Relationship between Technology and Freedom

JANUARY 01, 2000 by EDWARD YOUNKINS

William E. Rappard: An International Man in an Age of Nationalism

Rappard Was One of the Most Articulate and Influential Voices against Collectivism and Nationalism

JANUARY 01, 2000 by RICHARD EBELING

Nock on Education

Nock Opposed One of the Most Popular Trends of the Early Twentieth Century

JANUARY 01, 2000 by WENDY MCELROY

Two Indispensable Lessons

Neither Utopian Schemes nor Democracy Are the Path to Freedom

JANUARY 01, 2000 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

A Tribute to the Jitney

Though Illegal, Jitneys Have a Long and Honorable Tradition in America

JANUARY 01, 2000 by LAWRENCE W. REED

So reads the official ban on one of the oldest illegal businesses that still operate openly in Detroit, Michigan. The rather emphatic language says, in effect, "We don't want any part of this!" And yet on public bulletin boards at grocery, drug, and department stores all over the city, one can find notices that announce, "For Jitney Service, Call This Number."

New Excuses for Old Failures

Foreign Aid Fails to Help Third-World Citizens

JANUARY 01, 2000 by DOUG BANDOW
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