Freeman

May 2006

Volume 56, 2006

FEATURES

John Maynard Keynes: The Damage Still Done by a Defunct Economist

Keynes Provided a Rationale for Government Spending and Pandering to Special Interests

MAY 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING

Legal Plunder Mislabeled "Defense"

Earmarks for Special Interests Are Hiding in the Defense Budget

MAY 01, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN

We Need Medical Rationing?

There Are Many Problems with Health Care, but Rationing Is Not the Solution

MAY 01, 2006 by DAVID R. HENDERSON

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Orthodox View of Pearl Harbor Is a Tissue of Misconceptions

MAY 01, 2006 by ROBERT HIGGS

Backing the Wrong Horse: How Private Schools Are Good for the Poor

Third World Poor Turn to Private Education

MAY 01, 2006 by JAMES TOOLEY

Ludwig von Mises: The Political Economist of Liberty, Part 1

In the Face of Socialism and Fascism, Mises Was a Clear Proponent of Individual Freedom, the Market Economy, and Limited Government

MAY 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING

Hayek and Freedom

Freedom Is the Recognition of the Necessity of Law and Morality to Ensure That Human Interaction Is Cooperative and Orderly

MAY 01, 2006 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Book Review: Russian Conservatism and Its Critics, by Richard Pipes

MAY 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING

  • Russian Conservatism and Its Critics
    by Richard Pipes Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling

  • Paying with Plastic: The Digital Revolution in Buying and Borrowing
    by David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee Reviewed by J. H. Huebert

  • The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
    by Steven Malanga Reviewed by George C. Leef

  • Learning Economics
    by Arnold King Reviewed by Donald J. Boudreaux

Free-Market Moments on the Silver Screen

Hollywood Occasionally Takes a Break from Vilifying Capitalism

MAY 01, 2006 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Mental Illness as Brain Disease: A Brief History Lesson

There Is No Evidence That a Chemical Imbalance Causes Mental Illness

MAY 01, 2006 by THOMAS S. SZASZ
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