Freeman

October 1997

Volume 47, 1997

FEATURES

Free Trade to Benefit the Many--Not Fair Trade to Benefit the Few

Restrictions on Our Ability to Buy the Best Products at the Lowest Prices Should Be Eliminated

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Entitlements Versus Investments: A Parable

Entitlements Change Incentives and Reduce Quality

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by GEORGE C. LEEF

Transit's Transition from Socialism

Property Rights Would Give Life to Transit Entrepreneurship

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DANIEL KLEIN, ADRIAN MOORE, BUNYAM REJA

Slugging It Out

Washington, D.C.'s Slug Lines Provide a Market Alternative to Traffic Congestion

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by C. DANIEL BRADFORD

Letters from Russia

A Pen Pal's Tales of Life in the Former Soviet Union

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DENNIS L. PETERSON

Reflections on a Failure

Socialism Doesn't Offer the Slightest Incentive for Anyone to Make it Work

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DONALD SMITH

A Century of Forest Service Ineptitude

Forest Service Bureaucracy Has Harmed Both Taxpayers and Ecosystems

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by JOHN A. BADEN, ANDREW C. ST. LAWRENCE

Cast a Giant Ballot

Roger MacBride Made the Libertarian Party the Most Important Third Party in America

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by CLIFFORD THIES

Affirmative Action: Institutionalized Inequality

Affirmative Action Is an Immoral Policy that Must Be Ended

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by WALTER BLOCK, TIMOTHY MULCAHY

Capitalism and Cooperation

Despite Socialism's Refusal to Recognize It, Capitalism Is Founded on Cooperation

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by ALLAN LEVITE
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