Freeman

April 1999

Volume 49, 1999

FEATURES

Recycling Labor

The Process of Layoffs and Hiring Is a Sign of Economic Health

APRIL 01, 1999 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Scientists Beware

Political Agendas Are Undermining Scientists' Credibility

APRIL 01, 1999 by BRUCE BENSON

Wasting Energy on Energy Efficiency

Energy Conservation Comes with Tradeoffs in Cost, Quality, Health, and Efficiency

APRIL 01, 1999 by BEN LIEBERMAN

Paper Tiger

Low Oil Prices Persist Despite OPEC's Best Efforts

APRIL 01, 1999 by CHRISTOPHER MAYER

China's Spontaneous Order

Economic Freedom Is Essential for Increasing Human Well-Being

APRIL 01, 1999 by JAMES A. DORN

The Commons: Tragedy or Triumph?

Property Rights and Markets Must Be Defended to Avoid Tragedies of the Commons

APRIL 01, 1999 by BRUCE YANDLE

Second-Guessing the Market

The Advanced Technology Program Forces Capital into Uneconomic Projects through Confiscatory Taxation

APRIL 01, 1999 by JOHN A. SPARKS

Money in the 1920s and 1930s

Nowhere Is Monetary Ignorance More Apparent than in an Analysis of These Decades

APRIL 01, 1999 by RICHARD H. TIMBERLAKE

James F. Lincoln: Industrial Peacemaker

Government Intervention in the Workplace Victimizes All Americans

APRIL 01, 1999 by DANIEL HAGER

Withholding the Taxpayer Hostage

Withholding Is a Regressive, Costly, and Furtive System for Collecting Taxes

APRIL 01, 1999 by DONALD BOUDREAUX, ANDREW P. MORRISS
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