Freeman

July 1997

Volume 47, 1997

FEATURES

Rudolph Rummel Talks About the Miracle of Liberty and Peace

Like Gangs, Powerful Governments Can Steal, Rape, Torture, and Kill on a Whim

JULY 01, 1997

The Amazing Creative Power of One

Everything Around Us Was Invented, Designed, or Developed by Some Individual

JULY 01, 1997 by STANLEY I. MASON JR.

A Victim of Wetlands Regulations

How the Army Corps of Engineers Turned James Wilson into a Criminal

JULY 01, 1997 by MARISA MANLEY

How We Privatized Social Security in Chile

A Private Pension System Would Energize the U.S. Economy

JULY 01, 1997 by JOSÉ PIÑERA

A Roundup:Taxation Without Justice

Taxes Seldom Reflect Principles of Justice

JULY 01, 1997 by DEAN STANSEL

Communitarians and Slavery

Protecting Individual Rights Helps to Secure the Common Good

JULY 01, 1997 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Robert A. Heinlein's Soaring Spirit of Liberty

A Man Whose Stories Have Inspired Generations

JULY 01, 1997 by JIM POWELL

A pioneering master of speculative fiction, Robert Heinlein has captured the imagination of millions for liberty. Five of his novels chronicle rebellion against tyranny, other novels are about different struggles for liberty, and his writings abound with declarations on liberty. For instance, in Requiem (1939): It's neither your business, nor the business of . . . paternalistic government, to tell a man not to risk his life doing what he really wants to do.

The Predatory Bogeyman

Predatory Price-Cutting Theory Falls Apart in the Real World

JULY 01, 1997 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Taxing Time

Americans Must Demand Tax Reform

JULY 01, 1997 by DOUG BANDOW
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