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September 1997

Volume 47, 1997

FEATURES

The Perversity of Doing Good at Others' Expense

Wealth Transfers Destroy the Discipline and Accountability That Make Real Virtue Possible

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by DWIGHT R. LEE

Competition and Cooperation

Two sides of the same coin.

JUNE 10, 2010 by STEVEN HORWITZ

Competition and cooperation are often juxtaposed, yet in the market they are two sides of the same activity.

Discovery and Economic Freedom

It Makes Little Economic Sense to Try to Alter Outcomes by Regulating Citizens

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by DANIEL KLEIN

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Free Lunch

Increased Productivity Makes for Freer Lunches

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

Guardians of the Constitution or Watching Out for Their Own?

Judges Are Charged with the Sacred Duty of Protecting the Rights of All Citizens

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by DANIEL PILLA

Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal

Lincoln and Wilson Set Precedents for Government Spending

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by RANDALL G. HOLCOMBE

Market-Based Environmentalism vs. the Free Market

Market-Based Environmentalism Attempts to Impose Personal Attitudes on Society

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by ROY CORDATO

Lafayette: Hero of Two Worlds

Lafayette Seized on the Idea of Liberty

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by JIM POWELL

The freedom fighter Marquis de Lafayette changed history. He helped defeat the British at Yorktown, winning American independence. In France, he helped topple two kings and an emperor. Jean-Antoine Houdon, the great eighteenth-century sculptor who created busts of many great heroes, dubbed Lafayette "the apostle and defender of liberty in the two worlds."

Government and Disaster Relief

Federal Disaster Relief Displaces More Effective Private Charity

SEPTEMBER 01, 1997 by LAWRENCE W. REED

The North Dakota flood this past spring was a heartbreaker. The scenes of devastation gripped the nation and brought tears to the eyes of millions.Back here in Michigan, my historian friend Burt Folsom used the occasion to acquaint me with an event about which I knew nothing: the terrible Michigan fire of 1881. Folsom noted a couple of differences between these two natural disasters, and gave me an earful of information that readers of this column may find interesting.

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