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August 2000

August 2000

Volume 50, 2000

FEATURES

In Praise of Athletes' High Salaries

The Explosive Growth of Athletes' Salaries Indicates That We Have Become More Prosperous
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

A (Revisionist) Walk in the Park

Trailside Markers Can Shape Our View of the World
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

The Declaration of Independence: It's Greek to Me

The Radical Ideas Behind the Declaration of Independence Were Not New
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

The stirring words of Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence said that all men are endowed with certain inalienable rights. To Jefferson these rights existed before the founding of government and the function of government is "to secure these rights." But he himself said that his ringing words did not express a new idea: "This was the object of the Declaration of Independence.

The Butter Monopoly?

Antitrust Laws and Enforcement Are Plagued by Many Faults
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

Mandatory Student Fees and Freedom of Speech

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

Exploiting Asthmatic Children

The EPA Overstates the Public Health Benefits of its Air-Quality Rules
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

Economists' Misplaced Faith in an Invisible Hand

Economists Should Relax Certain Scholastic Norms and Do More Policy-Relevant Work
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

The Right of Resistance

What Should Be Done When Government Betrays Its Promises?
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

Downsizing, 1860s-Style: Lessons from the Pony Express

The Telegraph Put Mail Carriers Out of Work Overnight
AUGUST 01, 2000 by

The Drug War's Assault on Liberty

Drug Prohibition Has Increased Government Intrusion
AUGUST 01, 2000 by
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