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April 1992

Volume 42, 1992

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Toward Jeffersonian Self-Government

APRIL 01, 1992 by CHARLES MURRAY

Local control, the voluntary coming together of neighbors, and responsibility for one's own life are good things for everyone, not just the middle class.

The Mythology of State Spending

APRIL 01, 1992 by JOHN HOOD

Recent elections show that voters across the country are angry about taxes, dissatisfied with the way their governments are being run, and disgusted with waste and political scandal.

Kafka's Bureaucratic Nightmares

APRIL 01, 1992 by JACK MATTHEWS

Kafka's unforgettable images of dislocation seem to epitomize both the madness of the modern world and his own desperate neurosis.

The Search for a Souvenir Spoon

APRIL 01, 1992 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Bringing the Russian economy into the reinforcing cycle of productive activity and the aggressive pursuit of money requires freedom, including the freedom to own, sell, and profit from private property.

Looking for a Strong Man After the Revolution

APRIL 01, 1992 by DOUG REARDON

After centuries of being told what to do by the state, many people naturally look to the government for instruction.

Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air

APRIL 01, 1992 by ARTHUR HALL II

Purge yourself of the welfare state's mutated form of liberty.

Welfare: Fraud on Steroids

APRIL 01, 1992 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY

Welfare's primary beneficiaries are not the poor, the homeless, or the indigent.

New York's War Against the Vans

APRIL 01, 1992 by ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

The crackdown on private vans continues.

A Tale of Infamy: The Air Associates Strikes of 1941

APRIL 01, 1992 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

The American labor union movement enjoys much more respect than it deserves.

Tony Trivisano's American Dream

APRIL 01, 1992 by FREDERICK CRAWFORD

Every American with 24 hours of precious time can create his or her own American Dream.

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