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  1. Billy Durant: From Carriages to Cars
    The story of the founder of General Motors.
    The Freeman, March 1998, pp. 172-177
  2. Charles Schwab and the Steel Industry
    The fall and rise of an entrepreneur.
    The Freeman, September 1988, pp. 350-359
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    Comparative/World (Review)
    Shock Cities, by Harold L. Platt
    1. Shock Cities by Harold L. Platt
    The American Historical Review, February 2006, p. 125
  4. Book Reviews
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Deregulating Freight Transportation, by Paul Teske, Samuel Best, and Michael Mintrom
    1. Deregulating Freight Transportation by Paul Teske, Samuel Best, and Michael Mintrom
    The Freeman, August 1996, p. 587
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    In Restraint of Trade, by Butler D. Shaffer
    1. In Restraint of Trade by Butler D. Shaffer
    The Freeman, May 1998, pp. 317-318
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    The Book of Heroes, by George Roche and Lissa Roche
    1. The Book of Heroes by George Roche and Lissa Roche
    The Freeman, October 1998, p. 633
  7. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Mugwumps: Public Moralists of the Gilded Age, by David M. Tucker
    1. Mugwumps: Public Moralists of the Gilded Age by David M. Tucker
    The Freeman, June 1999, p. 55
  8. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    A History of the American People, by Paul Johnson
    1. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
    The Freeman, March 1999, pp. 61-62
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    President Grant Reconsidered, by Frank J. Scaturro
    1. President Grant Reconsidered by Frank J. Scaturro
    The Freeman, November 1999, pp. 60-62
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Freedom from Fear, by David M. Kennedy
    1. Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy
    The Freeman, November 2000, p. 56
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    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Monopolies in America, by Charles R. Geisst
    1. Monopolies in America by Charles R. Geisst
    The Freeman, April 2001, p. 56
  12. Features
    Elijah McCoy and Berry Gordy
    Ingenuity Overcomes
    The Freeman, January 1999, pp. 29-31
  13. Empire Builders (1998)
    How Michigan Entrepreneurs Helped Make America Great
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  14. Entrepreneurs and the State
    Federally aided firms rarely outperform those who have to succeed on their own merits.
    The Freeman, April 1988, pp. 133-135
  15. Entrepreneurs vs. the State (1987)
    A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, 1840-1920
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  16. Features
    Henry Ford and the Triumph of the Auto Industry
    How Ford improved quality, cut prices, and put millions of average Americans on wheels.
    The Freeman, January 1998, pp. 37-42
  17. Features
    Herbert Dow and Predatory Pricing
    How a pioneering chemist successfully fought a German cartel.
    The Freeman, May 1998, pp. 307-312
  18. The Industrial Revolution and Free Trade (1997)
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  19. It Just Ain't So!
    The Freeman, September 1998, pp. 516-517
  20. John D. Rockefeller and the Oil Industry
    The story of an astonishing entrepreneur and philanthropist.
    The Freeman, October 1988, pp. 402-412
  21. Features
    John Jacob Astor and the Fur Trade: Testing the Role of Government
    Why government-Supported companies so often fail-And why entrepreneurs tend to provide ...
    The Freeman, June 1997, pp. 324-329
  22. New Deal or Raw Deal? (2008)
    How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  23. Obama's Vision Through History
    The American Spectator, November 2009, pp. 34-41
  24. Our Economi Past
    John D. Rockefeller and His Enemies
    The Freeman, May 2008, pp. 33-34
  25. Columns
    Our Economic Past
    Myths of the New Deal
    The Freeman, August 2002, pp. 40-41
  26. Columns
    Our Economic Past
    Franklin Roosevelt and the Greatest Economic Myth of the Twentieth Century
    The Freeman, November 2002, pp. 43-44
  27. Our Economic Past
    The Costs of Segregation to the Detroit Tigers
    The Freeman, December 2003, pp. 32-33
  28. Columns
    Our Economic Past
    James Madison: The Constitutional War President
    The Freeman, February 2003, pp. 39-40
  29. Our Economic Past
    The Progressive Income Tax in U.S. History
    The Freeman, May 2003, pp. 38-39
  30. Our Economic Past
    Andrew Johnson and the Constitution
    The Freeman, September 2003, pp. 32-33
  31. Our Economic Past
    Grover Cleveland: The Veto President
    The Freeman, April 2004, pp. 34-35
  32. Our Economic Past
    Why Did the National Road Fail?
    The Freeman, July 2004, pp. 29-30
  33. Our Economic Past
    The Origin of American Farm Subsidies
    The Freeman, April 2006, pp. 34-35
  34. Our Economic Past
    Our Presidents and the National Debt
    The Freeman, July 2006, pp. 34-35
  35. Our Economic Past
    Which New Deal Program Had a Death Rate?
    The Freeman, November 2006, pp. 36-37
  36. Our Economic Past
    Subsidies Hurt Recipients Too
    The Freeman, October 2007, pp. 29-30
  37. Our Economic Past
    Andrew Mellon: The Entrepreneur as Politician
    The Freeman, December 2008, pp. 25-26
  38. Our Economic Past
    Madison's Veto Sets a Precedent
    The Freeman, January 2008, pp. 29-30
  39. Our Economic Past
    Equality, Markets, and Morality
    The Freeman, September 2008, pp. 26-27
  40. Our Economic Past
    The NRA: How Price-Fixing Perpetuated the Great Depression
    The Freeman, April 2009, pp. 31-32
  41. Our Economic Past - Death by Public Works
    The Freeman, March 2007, pp. 32-33
  42. Our Economics Past
    Two Presidents, Two Philosophies, and two Different Outcomes
    The Freeman, June 2007, pp. 32-33
  43. [+]
    Capital Letters (Review)
    Experiment in Liberty, by William Gray Moore III
    1. Experiment in Liberty by William Gray Moore III
    The Freeman, February 2000, p. 57
  44. [+]
    Capital Letters (Review)
    American Dreamer, by John C. Culver and John Hyde
    1. American Dreamer by John C. Culver and John Hyde
    The Freeman, September 2001, pp. 61-62
  45. [+]
    The Fallacies of Distributism (Review)
    The Great Tax Wars, by Steven R. Weisman
    1. The Great Tax Wars by Steven R. Weisman
    The Freeman, November 2003, p. 43
  46. [+]
    Capital Letters (Review)
    FDR's Folly, by Jim Powell
    1. FDR's Folly by Jim Powell
    The Freeman, May 2004, p. 42
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    Hypnotized by Models (Review)
    For the Survival of Democracy, by Alonzo L. Hamby
    1. For the Survival of Democracy by Alonzo L. Hamby
    The Freeman, March 2005, p. 43
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    Milton Friedman (1912-2006) (Review)
    Peddling Panaceas, by Gary Best
    1. Peddling Panaceas by Gary Best
    The Freeman, December 2006, p. 35
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    Uncle Sam's Flood Machine (Review)
    A Patriot's History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart and Michael Patrick Allen
    1. A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Patrick Allen
    The Freeman, January 2006, pp. 45-46
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    Capital Letters (Review)
    Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery, by Elliot A. Rosen
    1. Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery by Elliot A. Rosen
    The Freeman, July 2007, p. 44
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    Capital Letters (Review)
    Depression, War, and Cold War, by Robert Higgs
    1. Depression, War, and Cold War by Robert Higgs
    The Freeman, November 2007, p. 42
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    Capital Letters (Review)
    The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn't), by Alvin S. Felzenberg
    1. The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn't) by Alvin S. Felzenberg
    The Freeman, May 2009, pp. 45-46
  53. The Scranton Story
    The development of one of America's first manufacturing cities.
    The Freeman, August 1988, pp. 308-318
  54. Features
    Should Government Build the Railroads?
    The case of Stevens T. Mason and Michigan.
    The Freeman, June 1998, pp. 362-368
  55. Spanish-American War: Death, Taxes, and Incompetence
    Remembering the misadventure that came after the Maine.
    The Freeman, December 1998, pp. 741-742
  56. The Spirit of Freedom (1994)
    Essays in American History
    1 Review, 1 Readable
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    Thoughts on Freedom (Review)
    Internal Improvement, by John Lauritz Larson
    1. Internal Improvement by John Lauritz Larson
    The Freeman, June 2002, p. 60
  58. [+]
    Thoughts on Freedom (Review)
    Colossus, by Jack Beatty
    1. Colossus by Jack Beatty
    The Freeman, September 2002, pp. 61-62
  59. Urban Capitalists (1981)
    Entrepreneurs and City Growth in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna and Lehigh Regions...
    1 Review
  60. Will Kellogg: King of Corn Flakes
    How one man turned a breakfast cereal into a household name.
    The Freeman, April 1998, pp. 239-245
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