Freeman

June 2008

Volume 58, 2008

FEATURES

Faculty Unions Versus Academic Legitimacy

Unionization Sends Schools into Academic Mediocrity

JUNE 01, 2008 by CHARLES W. BAIRD

Interpreting the State of the World

Leftists See Problem-Mongering as the Surest Path to Power

JUNE 01, 2008 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

The Subsidy of History

History can't be done a priori.

JUNE 01, 2008 by KEVIN A. CARSON

The Current Economic Crisis and the Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Causes the Boom-and-Bust Cycle

JUNE 01, 2008 by RICHARD EBELING

Construction Boom and Bust Between the World Wars

The Recent Housing Bubble Had a Spectacular Predecessor

JUNE 01, 2008 by ROBERT HIGGS

Economists and Scarcity

The Concepts of "Scarcity" and "Resources" Are Often Misunderstood

JUNE 01, 2008 by STEVEN HORWITZ

China's One-Child Disaster

China's Population-Control Policy Is One of the Greatest Human Rights Abuses of the 20th Century

JUNE 01, 2008 by WENDY MCELROY
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