Freeman

October 1992

Volume 42, 1992

FEATURES

The Education of a Politician

Experience taught one former politician an important economic lesson.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

Experience taught one former politician an important economic lesson.

Never to Be Put Up for Vote

America has an invisible dictator: the popular will.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by NELSON HULTBERG

America has an invisible dictator: the popular will.

The Marketplace Relies Upon Commercial Free Speech

The government is waging war against alcohol labeling and advertising.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by JONATHAN H. ADLER

The government is waging war against alcohol labeling and advertising.

Human Imperfection as a Market Strength

Do people interfere with market efficiency?

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by STEVEN R. CUNNINGHAM

Do people interfere with market efficiency?

National Health Insurance: A Medical Disaster

Socialized medicine results in skyrocketing demand, overburdened doctors, deteriorating medical services, and endless waiting lists.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by JARRET B. WOLLSTEIN

Socialized medicine results in skyrocketing demand, overburdened doctors, deteriorating medical services, and endless waiting lists.

Two Kinds of Slums

Some Venezuelan families live in terrible slums, but without government subsidies, they have incentives to get out.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by GARY NORTH

Some Venezuelan families live in terrible slums, but without government subsidies, they have incentives to get out.

Electability

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

Redlight for Greenways

Greenways quietly attack not only our property rights, but also our privacy and our political freedom.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by JO ANN FROBOUCK

Greenways quietly attack not only our property rights, but also our privacy and our political freedom.

Capital for Profit: The Triumph of Ricardian Political Economy over Marx and the Neoclassical

Fabra reconsiders the propositions of Ricardian economics.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

Fabra reconsiders the propositions of Ricardian economics.

Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America

The lessons of what made America great in the first place are lost on Lester Thurow.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

The lessons of what made America great in the first place are lost on Lester Thurow.

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