June 2000Volume 50, 2000
Government Ownership of U.S. Airports Thwarts Airline Competition
JUNE 01, 2000 by ROBERT W. POOLE JR.
Competition Is Not a Static, Zero-Sum Battle
JUNE 01, 2000 by HENRY DEMMERT
The Intentions Behind the Constitution Varied Widely
JUNE 01, 2000 by WENDY MCELROY
Washington Hopes to Muzzle a Public Critical of the Failing War on Drugs
JUNE 01, 2000 by PAUL ARMENTANO
Restrictions on Trade Are Nothing Less Than an Act of Theft
JUNE 01, 2000 by THOMAS J. DILORENZO
Legislating Against Self-Interest Can Have Disastrous Results
JUNE 01, 2000 by CHRISTOPHER LINGLE
Why Did Europe Develop a System of Market Capitalism?
JUNE 01, 2000 by JAMES PERON
A few centuries ago things looked pretty hopeless for Europe, at least according to "common wisdom" now accepted in political circles. The region was splintered among hundreds of local principalities with no unifying government, no common currency, and no common language. If today's typical political scientist had had to guess where a system of market capitalism would have arisen, it is doubtful he would have considered Europe a likely candidate.