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  1. Murray N. Rothbard, 1926-1995: A Tribute
    The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, March 1995, pp. 10-11
  2. Against Leviathan (2004)
    Government Power and a Free Society
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  3. Articles
    Banning a Risky Product Cannot Improve Any Consumer's Welfare (Properly Understood)
    With Applications to FDA Testing Requirements
    The Review of Austrian Economics, Summer 1994, pp. 3-20
  4. Beware the Pork-Hawk
    In Pursuit of Reelection, Congress Sells Out the Nation's Defense.
    Reason, June 1989, pp. 28-34
  5. Blaming the Victims: The Government's Theory of Inflation
    Inflation is a monetary phenomenon, resulting from government manipulation and control.
    The Freeman, July 1979, pp. 397-403
  6. Etceteras...
    Bolingbroke, Nixon, and the Rest of Them
    The Independent Review, Summer 1997, pp. 155-170
  7. [+]
    The Book Case (Review)
    The Good War's Bad Legacy
    1. Washington Goes to War by David Brinkley
    Reason, November 1988, pp. 50-51
  8. Carter's Wage-Price Guidelines
    A Review of the First Year
    Policy Review, Winter 1980, pp. 97-114
  9. Class Structure and Economic Development in the American South, 1865-1955
    Comments
    The American Historical Review, October 1979, pp. 993-996
  10. A Closer Look at the Debt and Deficit
    Clearing up some misunderstandings about government debt.
    The Freeman, January 1991, pp. 6-8
  11. Coercion Is Not a Societal Constant
    Reply to Samuels
    Critical Review, Summer 1995, pp. 431-436
  12. Competition and Coercion (1977)
    Blacks in the American Economy, 1865-1914
    1 Review
  13. Crisis and Leviathan (1987)
    Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government
    7 Reviews, 4 Readable
  14. To Deal with a Crisis: Governmental Program or Free Market?
    Emergency governmental programs hinder market adjustments.
    The Freeman, September 1986, pp. 331-335
  15. Etceteras...
    Death and Taxes
    The Independent Review, Fall 1997, pp. 325-338
  16. Depression, War, and Cold War (2006)
    Studies in Political Economy
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  17. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Leviathan at War, by Edmund A. Opitz
    1. Leviathan at War by Edmund A. Opitz
    The Freeman, December 1995, pp. 792-793
  18. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    From Wealth to Power, by Fareed Zakaria
    1. From Wealth to Power by Fareed Zakaria
    The Freeman, April 1999, p. 57
  19. Editor's Welcome
    The Independent Review, Spring 1996, pp. 5-8
  20. Articles
    Eighteen Problematic Propositions in the Analysis of the Growth of Government
    The Review of Austrian Economics, Spring 1991, pp. 3-40
  21. Etceteras...
    Escaping Leviathan?
    The Independent Review, Summer 1999, pp. 153-162
  22. Etceteras...
    The Independent Review, Spring 1996, pp. 151-162
  23. Etceteras...
    The Independent Review, Fall 1996, pp. 309-322
  24. [+]
    An FDA Fable (Review)
    The FDA Follies, by Herbert Burkholz
    1. The FDA Follies by Herbert Burkholz
    Reason, October 1994, pp. 70-73
  25. Etceteras...
    Fifty Years of the Mont Pelerin Society
    The Independent Review, Spring 1997, pp. 623-625
  26. [+]
    Give Me a Break! (Review)
    The Pearl Harbor Myth, by George Victor
    1. The Pearl Harbor Myth by George Victor
    The Freeman, May 2008, p. 43
  27. Review Article
    [+]
    Good Old Economic History (Review)
    The Unbound Prometheus, by David S. Landes
    1. The Unbound Prometheus by David S. Landes
    The American Historical Review, April 1971, pp. 467-474
  28. Government and the Economic Crisis: A Symposium
    The Claremont Review of Books, December 2008, p. 14
  29. The Growth of Government in the United States
    The growth in government has meant the sacrifice of liberty.
    The Freeman, August 1990, pp. 290-295
  30. Guarding the Home Front
    Every Step We Take
    Reason, December 2001, p. 38
  31. Hard Coals Make Bad Law
    Congressional Parochialism versus National Defense
    Cato Journal, Spring-Summer 1988, pp. 79-106
  32. Hazardous to Our Health? FDA Regulation of Heal... (1995)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  33. In the Name of Emergency
    Does the Constitution protect rights in times of national crisis? History offers a sobe...
    Reason, July 1987, pp. 36-41
  34. Individual Rights: The Crumbling Foundation of American Government
    Denigration of individual rights has fueled the relentless move toward a less and less ...
    The Freeman, October 1991, pp. 366-373
  35. Features
    The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal
    The dubious legacy of the most significant political figure of twentieth-century America
    The Freeman, September 1998, pp. 553-557
  36. National Emergency and the Erosion of Private Property Rights
    Cato Journal, Winter 1987, pp. 747-774
  37. Nineteen Neglected Consequences of Income Redistribution
    The insidious effects of transfer payments.
    The Freeman, December 1994, pp. 652-657
  38. Opposing the Crusader State (2007)
    Alternatives to Global Interventionism
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  39. Origins of the Corporate Liberal State
    Critical Review, Fall 1991, pp. 475-496
  40. Columns
    Our Economic Past
    A Tale of Two Brain Trusts
    The Freeman, October 2002, pp. 41-42
  41. Our Economic Past
    How Politics Ruined the Northwest Salmon Fishery
    The Freeman, April 2003, pp. 42-43
  42. Columns
    Our Economic Past
    The Myth of U.S. Prosperity During World War II
    The Freeman, January 2003, pp. 35-36
  43. Our Economic Past
    Why Grover Cleveland Vetoed the Texas Seed Bill
    The Freeman, July 2003, pp. 36-37
  44. Our Economic Past
    How the Federal Government Got into the Ocean-Shipping Business
    The Freeman, November 2003, pp. 35-36
  45. Our Economic Past
    The Greatest Privatization Ever
    The Freeman, June 2004, pp. 31-32
  46. Our Economic Past
    Truman's Attempt to Seize the Steel Industry
    The Freeman, March 2004, pp. 33-34
  47. Our Economic Past
    From Wartime Expedient to Permanent Pork Barrel:WFC to RFC to SBA
    The Freeman, October 2004, pp. 30-31
  48. Our Economic Past
    The Republic of West Florida; Freedom Fight or Land Grab?
    The Freeman, June 2005, pp. 31-32
  49. Our Economic Past
    From the Armistice to the Great Depression
    The Freeman, December 2006, pp. 27-28
  50. Our Economic Past
    How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
    The Freeman, May 2006, pp. 36-37
  51. Our Economic Past
    When the Government Took Over U.S. Investment
    The Freeman, September 2006, pp. 34-35
  52. Our Economic Past
    The Great Duration, 1929-41
    The Freeman, July 2007, pp. 33-34
  53. Our Economic Past
    Wartime Origins of Modern Incom-Tax Withholding
    The Freeman, November 2007, pp. 31-32
  54. Our Economic Past
    Construction Boom and Bust Between the World Wars
    The Freeman, June 2008, pp. 31-32
  55. Our Economic Past
    The New Deal and the State and Local Governments
    The Freeman, March 2008, pp. 35-36
  56. Our Economic Past
    The Great Escape from the Great Depression
    The Freeman, October 2008, pp. 26-27
  57. Our Economic Past
    Nixon's New Economic Plan
    The Freeman, January 2009, pp. 33-34
  58. Our Economic Past
    The Rise of Big Business and the Growth of Government
    The Freeman, September 2009, pp. 26-27
  59. Departments
    Perspective
    The Freeman, December 1996, pp. 778-779
  60. Etceteras...
    Public Choice and Political Leadership
    The Independent Review, Winter 1997, pp. 465-482
  61. Etceteras...
    Puritanism, Paternalism and Power
    The Independent Review, Winter 1998, pp. 469-482
  62. Re-Thinking Green (2005)
    Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  63. Regime Uncertainty
    Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why Prosperity Resumed after the War
    The Independent Review, Spring 1997, pp. 561-590
  64. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Give Me a Break! - The Fatal Conceit (Review)
    Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War, by Patrick J. Buchanan
    1. Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War by Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Freeman, July 2009, p. 42
  65. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Capital Letters (Review)
    New Deal or Raw Deal?, by Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
    1. New Deal or Raw Deal? by Burton W. Folsom, Jr.
    The Freeman, September 2009, p. 50
  66. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Murray Rothbard's Adam Smith (Review)
    Socialism and War: Essays, Documents, Reviews, by Friedrich A. Hayek and Bruce Caldwell
    1. Socialism and War: Essays, Documents, Reviews by Friedrich A. Hayek and Bruce Caldwell
    The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Spring 1998, pp. 81-84
  67. Book Reviews
    [+]
    The Mystery of the Money Supply Definition (Review)
    In Restraint of Trade, by Butler D. Shaffer
    1. In Restraint of Trade by Butler D. Shaffer
    The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Winter 2000, pp. 91-94
  68. [+]
    Introduction (2 Reviews)
    Foundations of Economic Analysis, by Paul A. Samuelson
    1. Foundations of Economic Analysis by Paul A. Samuelson
    2. What Should Economists Do? by James M. Buchanan
    Reason, December 1993, p. 38
  69. Should the Government Kill People to Protect Their Health?
    While innovative medical goods await FDA approval, people who could have benefited from...
    The Freeman, January 1994, pp. 13-17
  70. Ten Rules for Understanding Economic Development
    A critical appraisal of the collective view; a suggestion that growth is personal.
    The Freeman, March 1978, pp. 163-168
  71. Columns
    Thoughts on Freedom
    An Open Letter to My Parents
    The Freeman, July 2002, pp. 52-53
  72. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Black Business in the New South, by Walter B. Weare
    1. Black Business in the New South by Walter B. Weare
    The American Historical Review, February 1974, p. 240
  73. [+]
    United States (Review)
    American Economy Between the World Wars, by Jim Potter
    1. American Economy Between the World Wars by Jim Potter
    The American Historical Review, June 1976, p. 685
  74. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Farmers Without Farms, by Donald L. Winters
    1. Farmers Without Farms by Donald L. Winters
    The American Historical Review, October 1979, p. 1169
  75. Wage-Price Guidelines: Retreat and Defeat
    A review of the failure of one more recent effort to change and distort the price signa...
    The Freeman, November 1981, pp. 643-652
  76. Departments
    Wartime Curbs on Liberty Are Costless? It Just Ain't So!
    The Freeman, March 2002, pp. 6-7
  77. The Welfare State
    Promising Protection in an Age of Anxiety
    The Freeman, May 1996, pp. 260-266
  78. Etceteras...
    We're All Sick and Government Must Heal us
    The Independent Review, Spring 1999, pp. 623-628
  79. Where Figures Fail: Measuring the Growth of Big Government
    The creation and extension of governmental authority must be restrained at its source.
    The Freeman, March 1983, pp. 151-156
  80. World War II and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
    The Journal of Historical Review, March 1996, pp. 18-21
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