Freeman

February 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

How High a Price for Civilization?

Is the Current Level of Taxation in America Really Necessary?

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by STEPHEN GOLD

Original Intent and the Income Tax

The Income Tax Has Been One of the Biggest Impediments to Entrepreneurship and Growth in America

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

Taking Taxes: The Case for Invalidating the Welfare State

Funding Social Welfare Programs with Tax Dollars Violates the Takings Clause

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by DONALD KOCHAN

Does Big Mean Bad? The Economic Power of Corporations

Market Competition Is More Powerful than Big Corporations Are

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by DON MATHEWS

Virtual Liberty

The Internet Allows Ordinary Citizens to Subvert Long-Existing Power Structures

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by MATTHEW R. ESTABROOK

No, Fred, There Is No Free Enterprise--At Least Not Here

North Carolina's Motor Vehicle Dealers and Manufacturers Regulations Code Is Legal Plunder

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by MARK AHLSEEN

Cultivating Dissent: Wetlands Regulators Down on the Farm

Excessive Regulation Threatens the Brace Family Farm

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by DAVID PORTER

Is Social Security Pro-Family?

Giving Private Obligations to Government Weakens Family Ties

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by DANIEL LIN

Increasing Access to Pharmaceuticals

Reforming the FDA Would Reduce Suffering and Early Deaths

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by DOUG BANDOW

Freedom, Militias, and the Violence Inherent in the System

What Are the Root Causes of Militias?

FEBRUARY 01, 1996 by K. L. BILLINGSLEY
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