Freeman

January/February 2007

Volume 57, 2007

FEATURES

The Euro versus Currency Competition

The Euro is a Less Attractive Monetary Regime than the Preceding System of National Currencies

JANUARY 01, 2007 by RICHARD EBELING

A Different Story

Focusing on Different Dates When Teaching History Tells a Different Story

JANUARY 01, 2007 by STEPHEN DAVIES

Big Government--Big Risk

Those Who Trade Liberty for Security Get Neither

JANUARY 01, 2007 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

Trans-Fattened Government

DECEMBER 15, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

So people dining out in New York City will be protected from unwittingly -- or even wittingly -- consuming foods containing trans fats. Trans fats are what you get with partially hydrogenated oils and shortenings, which keep foods like French fries from getting soggy and margarine solid at room temperature.

Trans fats will be banned in the city's restaurants and before long in Chicago and other places because health authorities say they raise cholesterol and cause heart disease.

Ironically, trans fats became popular in food preparation as people were being scared away from the saturated fats found in butter and lard. I'm beginning to think the diet authorities, who unfortunately have their hands on government power, aren't as sure about things as claim.

Climate Change: What if They're Right?

Government Fixes for Climate Change Promise Big Costs with Little to No Benefits

JANUARY 01, 2007 by MAX BORDERS

Open-Source Software: Who Needs Intellectual Property?

IP Is Not A Prerequisite for Innovation or Even Profit

JANUARY 01, 2007 by MICHELE BOLDRIN, DAVID K. LEVINE

The Sovereign Presidency: Is This What the Framers Had in Mind?

Unitary Executive Theory Promotes Broad Presidential Power and Infallibilty

JANUARY 01, 2007 by JOSEPH R. STROMBERG

The More College Graduates the Better?

Higher Education Equals Credential Inflation

JANUARY 01, 2007 by GEORGE C. LEEF

The Fed's Potent Power

The Fed's Manipulation of the Money Supply Distorts Interest Rates and Thus Economic Activity

JANUARY 01, 2007 by DONALD BOUDREAUX
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