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December 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

Ninety Years of Monetary Central Planning in the United States

Central Banking Has Enabled Extensive Political Influence on Economic Life
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Feeling Their Oats

Tariffs and Quotas Encourage Poverty
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School and State: A Neat Solution to the Neatby Dispute

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Social Security: Mythmaking and Policymaking

The Government Program Is Robed in Myths
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Beginning in 1935, when Social Security was enacted, the program's administrators made a huge effort to shape the public's understanding of and beliefs about it. In speeches, articles, pamphlets, and other mass-circulation literature, they described Social Security as "insurance" under which workers pay "contributions" or "premiums" to receive "guaranteed" benefits that, being "paid for," are theirs "as a matter of earned right," without any means test.1

The State Is the Source of Rights?

Law, Rights, and Security Are Often Provided Privately
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Aviation, People, and Incentives

Incentives and Competition Create Progress
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Thoughts of Miracles on the Plane

What Forces Make Air Travel Possible?
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The Birth of a Capitalist

Capitalist Profits Benefit Us All
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The Absurdity of "Saving Jobs"

Job Preservation Is a Misleading Concept
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Global Capitalism: Curing Oppression and Poverty

Capitalist Nations Are the Wealthiest in the World
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