Freeman

September 2006

Volume 56, 2006

FEATURES

Libertarian Paternalism?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

Libertarian paternalism might offer us options where we don't have them now (Social Security, Medicare) but ultimately assumes that society is the product of the government.

The Anatomy of Economic Advice, Part II

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006 by ISRAEL M. KIRZNER

How can positive science (consisting entirely of "is" statements) be translated into "ought" statements within the framework of economic understanding? In the first part of this series we drew attention to some of the paradoxes surrounding economic advice.

Jane Jacobs

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006

Privatize the DMV

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006 by JOHN SEMMENS
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