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May 2003

May 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

A Philanthropist Goes to Washington

Ruth Lilly's $120 Million Donation to Americans for the Arts is Hardly Philanthropic
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The State's Quest for Total Information Awareness

Making it Easier for Strangers to Roam through Our Private Records Will Not Increase Our Security
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Selling History with Dolls

Free Markets, Selling History, Can Benefit Us All
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Does Prosperity Depend on Education?

Numerous Self-Made Tycoons Succeed with Limited Formal Education
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How California's Consumer Laws Legalize Extortion

California Trial Lawyers Target Small Business with Frivolous Lawsuits
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I Never Dream of Nicotine

"Addiction" Cannot be Weighed, Measured, or Lovingly Caressed--But Trial Lawyers Can Profit From It
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Saving the Environment for a Profit, Victorian-Style

Economic Progress Mandates the Development of Efficient Practices and the Discovery of Profitable Uses for Industrial Waste
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What's Wrong with How We Teach Economics

Economic Education Places Too Much Stock in Mathematical Formulas and Not Enough in the Study of Human Behavior
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Berry Gordy Jr. and the Original "Black Label"

Motown Records' Founder Gave America Some of its Best Music Moments
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What's So Good About Democracy?

It Is Almost Impossible to Design a System That Produces "The People's" Verdict
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It was once said that "democracy is the most promiscuous word in the language; she is everybody's mistress." Indeed, political regimes of widely differing institutional features label themselves democracies, as did totalitarian communist orders. Often, the best guide to a country's democratic credentials was that it didn't call itself democratic: compare West Germany's Federal Republic with the East German Democratic Republic.

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