January/February 2006Volume 56, 2006
The Great Political Dichotomy Is Not between Left and Right, but between Those Who Advocate Force and Those Who Value Liberty
JANUARY 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING
We live in a time when virtually all political parties and candidates stand for the same fundamental ideological idea: state interventionism and compulsory redistribution.This also applies to the mainstream media. Even many who say they adhere to a pro-market view of things in fact turn out to be only more moderate advocates of government regulations and welfare-state programs.
Myths About the Trade Deficit Abound
JANUARY 01, 2006 by DANIEL GRISWOLD
If Americans could figure out a way to bottle and export all the nonsense and half-truths that have been written about the U.S. trade deficit, the alleged problem might fix itself.
Prosperity Saves Lives
JANUARY 01, 2006 by DONALD BOUDREAUX
Six of America's ten most powerful storms have struck during the past half-century, yet only one of them (Katrina) is amongAmericas ten deadliest hurricanes.
Crisis Promotes Political Organization and Bargaining
JANUARY 01, 2006 by ROBERT HIGGS
Are RTW Laws Consistent with the Freedom Philosophy?
JANUARY 01, 2006 by CHARLES W. BAIRD
The principles involved in right-to-work laws are identical with those involved in [workplace antidiscrimination laws.] Both interfere with the freedom of the employment contract, in the one case by specifying that a particular color or religion cannotbe made a condition of employment; in the other thatmembership in a union cannot be.
Promoting the Case of Traditional Liberalism and Individual Freedom
JANUARY 01, 2006 by JUDE BLANCHETTE
In an age when lots of think-tanks, foundations, organizations, and institutes publish magazines extolling the benefits of free markets, it is hard to imagine the early 1950s, when only a handful of pro-free-market publications existed, most notably The Freeman.
Consistently and Continuously Standing Against the Fallacies and Clichés of Politics
JANUARY 01, 2006 by PAUL L. POIROT
Henry Hazlitt (18941993), on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, most deservedly was designated journalist of the century. He also was the last survivor of the founding trustees of the Foundation for Economic Education.
How Today's Freeman Came To Be
JANUARY 01, 2006 by LEONARD P. LIGGIO
The Freeman has a long and distinguished historyin the cause of liberty.