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  1. [+]
    Abundance and Scarcity (Review)
    Privatizing the Public Sector, by Emanuel S. Savas
    1. Privatizing the Public Sector by Emanuel S. Savas
    The Freeman, June 1983, pp. 383-384
  2. The Case Against Protectionism
    If goods do not cross frontiers, armies will
    The Freeman, October 1980, pp. 579-585
  3. Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution
    Correcting some false and misleading notions about capitalism and working children.
    The Freeman, August 1991, pp. 304-307
  4. A Critique of Mathematical Economics
    Individual human actions are unpredictable and cannot be measured in advance.
    The Freeman, April 1977, pp. 234-240
  5. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    The Roosevelt Myth, by John T. Flynn
    1. The Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn
    The Freeman, September 1999, pp. 61-62
  6. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character, by Alyn Brodsky
    1. Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character by Alyn Brodsky
    The Freeman, May 2001, pp. 61-62
  7. Economists and the Future
    Words of caution to those who bet heavily on the accuracy of forecasters.
    The Freeman, May 1983, pp. 302-312
  8. The Fall of Rome and Modern Parallels
    Our problems stem from destructive ideas; to reverse our course requires better ideas.
    The Freeman, November 1979, pp. 647-652
  9. [+]
    Freedom and Authority: A Delicate Balance (Review)
    The Penniless Billionaires, by Max Shapiro
    1. The Penniless Billionaires by Max Shapiro
    The Freeman, August 1981, pp. 509-512
  10. Features
    Great Myths of the Great Depression
    A review of the facts
    The Freeman, August 1998, pp. 478-482
  11. Hyperinflation Threatens Brazil
    Runaway inflation threatens to sink brazil's economy and its fledgling democracy.
    The Freeman, January 1988, pp. 4-6
  12. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Flunking Economics
    The Freeman, April 1999, pp. 16-17
  13. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    James U. Blanchard ?: Champion of Liberty and Sound Money
    The Freeman, August 1999, pp. 14-15
  14. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Government Education Reinvents Government
    The Freeman, December 1999, pp. 13-14
  15. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Privatize the Airports!
    The Freeman, February 1999, pp. 12-13
  16. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Poverty of the United Nations
    The Freeman, January 1999, pp. 14-15
  17. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Clinton versus Cleveland and Coolidge on Taxes
    The Freeman, July 1999, pp. 35-36
  18. Ideas and Consequences
    The Freeman, April 1994, pp. 172-173
  19. Ideas and Consequences
    The Power of Positive Example
    The Freeman, August 1994, pp. 413-414
  20. Ideas and Consequences
    The Freeman, July 1994, pp. 343-345
  21. Ideas and Consequences
    The Freeman, June 1994, pp. 282-283
  22. Ideas and Consequences
    The Freeman, May 1994, pp. 236-237
  23. Ideas and Consequences
    "The Immigration Problem"
    The Freeman, October 1994, pp. 551-552
  24. Ideas and Consequences
    America's Economics Knowledge Deficit
    The Freeman, September 1994, pp. 480-481
  25. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Comparable Worth or Incomparably Worthless?
    The Freeman, April 1995, pp. 219-220
  26. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Putting Leviathan in Perspective
    The Freeman, August 1995, pp. 497-498
  27. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Quackery of Equality
    The Freeman, December 1995, pp. 756-757
  28. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Block Grants Are Not the Answer
    The Freeman, July 1995, pp. 424-425
  29. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Destruction Is No Blessing
    The Freeman, June 1995, pp. 354-355
  30. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Right Direction for Welfare Reform
    The Freeman, May 1995, pp. 294-295
  31. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Teachers as Entrepreneurs in the Classroom
    The Freeman, November 1995, pp. 695-696
  32. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Power to Tax
    The Freeman, October 1995, pp. 622-623
  33. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Just Say No to Farm Subsidies
    The Freeman, September 1995, pp. 555-556
  34. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Vote for Optimism
    The Freeman, April 1996, pp. 218-219
  35. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Wanted: A Line Between Public and Private.
    The Freeman, August 1996, pp. 551-552
  36. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Making the Case for Liberty Stick
    The Freeman, December 1996, pp. 790-791
  37. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Perversion of Economic Development
    The Freeman, February 1996, pp. 75-76
  38. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A little Erosion of Liberty
    The Freeman, January 1996, pp. 19-20
  39. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Mixing Public and Private
    The Freeman, July 1996, pp. 486-487
  40. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Lessons for Welfare Reformers
    The Freeman, June 1996, pp. 434-435
  41. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    My Kind of President
    The Freeman, March 1996, pp. 144-145
  42. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Fee: A Lighthouse for Freedom
    The Freeman, May 1996, pp. 346-347
  43. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Electric Car Seduction
    The Freeman, November 1996, pp. 724-725
  44. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Privatization Revolution
    The Freeman, October 1996, pp. 661-662
  45. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Reviving a Civil Society
    The Freeman, September 1996, pp. 608-609
  46. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    There's More to Government Than You Think
    The Freeman, April 1997, pp. 195-197
  47. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Deregulation: Coming to a Utility Near You
    The Freeman, August 1997, pp. 465-466
  48. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Will Retirement Become a Personal Responsibility?
    The Freeman, December 1997, pp. 731-732
  49. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Homeschool heroes
    The Freeman, February 1997, pp. 69-70
  50. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Problem of Education Doesn't End at the 12th Grade
    The Freeman, January 1997, pp. 14-15
  51. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Predatory Bogeyman
    The Freeman, July 1997, pp. 413-414
  52. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Futility of Class Warfare
    The Freeman, June 1997, pp. 337-338
  53. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A History Lesson for Free-Market Pessimists
    The Freeman, March 1997, pp. 133-134
  54. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The New Zealand "Revolution"
    The Freeman, May 1997, pp. 264-265
  55. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Educating the Difficult
    The Freeman, November 1997, pp. 658-659
  56. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    How We'll Know When we've Won
    The Freeman, October 1997, pp. 593-594
  57. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Government and Disaster Relief
    The Freeman, September 1997, pp. 541-542
  58. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Are Women Being Victimized by the Market?
    The Freeman, April 1998, pp. 207-208
  59. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Trade Deficit: Much Ado About Nothing
    The Freeman, December 1998, pp. 716-717
  60. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Hayek Was Right: The Worst Do Get to the Top
    The Freeman, February 1998, pp. 77-78
  61. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Food for Thought
    The Freeman, January 1998, pp. 22-23
  62. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Billions for a Misconception
    The Freeman, July 1998, pp. 398-399
  63. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Trust Not in What Your Government Can Do for Your
    The Freeman, June 1998, pp. 332-333
  64. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Michigan: Where Privatization Is Working
    The Freeman, March 1998, pp. 145-146
  65. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Freedom Not to Pay for Other People's Politics
    The Freeman, May 1998, pp. 272-273
  66. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Asset Forfeiture Run Amok
    The Freeman, November 1998, pp. 655-656
  67. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    What Is This Thing Called "Sprawl"?
    The Freeman, October 1998, pp. 595-596
  68. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    If Rates of Return Matter, Social Security Is a Goner
    The Freeman, September 1998, pp. 533-534
  69. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Tax Is Not a User Fee!
    The Freeman, June 1999, pp. 21-22
  70. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Night of the "Living Wage"
    The Freeman, March 1999, pp. 14-15
  71. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Ending Corporate Welfare as We Know It
    The Freeman, May 1999, pp. 12-13
  72. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    States, Economic Freedom, and Wealth Creation
    The Freeman, November 1999, pp. 17-18
  73. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Where Are the Omelets?
    The Freeman, October 1999, pp. 17-18
  74. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Taxation by Litigation Threatens Every American Business
    The Freeman, September 1999, pp. 18-19
  75. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Internet Access Should Be Left to the Free Market
    The Freeman, April 2000, pp. 19-20
  76. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Guns, Gun Laws, and Liberty
    The Freeman, August 2000, pp. 14-15
  77. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    An Open Letter to Statists Everywhere
    The Freeman, December 2000, pp. 15-16
  78. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Camera Reaches 100
    The Freeman, February 2000, pp. 15-16
  79. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Tribute to the Jitney
    The Freeman, January 2000, pp. 17-18
  80. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Save Us from Great Ideas
    The Freeman, July 2000, pp. 19-20
  81. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Don't Tax the Internet
    The Freeman, June 2000, pp. 12-13
  82. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Hospital Food and Socialized Medicine
    The Freeman, March 2000, pp. 15-16
  83. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Census: Inquiring Minds Want to Know a Lot
    The Freeman, May 2000, pp. 17-18
  84. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Incentives and Disincentives: They Really Do Matter!
    The Freeman, November 2000, pp. 16-17
  85. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Government Deposit Insurance: A Dumb Idea
    The Freeman, October 2000, pp. 13-14
  86. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    End the Farm Dole Once and for All
    The Freeman, September 2000, pp. 16-17
  87. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The California Power Mess
    The Freeman, April 2001, pp. 17-18
  88. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Public Money for Private Charity
    The Freeman, August 2001, pp. 13-14
  89. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Don't Expect Much from Politics
    The Freeman, December 2001, pp. 13-14
  90. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The High Cost of Government Schooling
    The Freeman, February 2001, pp. 15-16
  91. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Get Rid of the Labels
    The Freeman, January 2001, pp. 15-16
  92. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Prohibition Hasn't Ended
    The Freeman, July 2001, pp. 13-14
  93. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Another Alcoa Executive at Treasury
    The Freeman, June 2001, pp. 15-16
  94. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Keep the Electoral College
    The Freeman, March 2001, pp. 17-18
  95. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Why Term Limits?
    The Freeman, May 2001, pp. 15-16
  96. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Ethanolics Anonymous
    The Freeman, November 2001, pp. 16-17
  97. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Don't Bash SUVs
    The Freeman, October 2001, pp. 16-17
  98. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    School Choice Via the Universal Tax Credit
    The Freeman, September 2001, pp. 14-15
  99. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Man Who Didn't "Grow" in Office
    The Freeman, April 2002, pp. 15-16
  100. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    It Wasn't Government That Fixed Your Clock
    The Freeman, August 2002, pp. 14-15
  101. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    An Inspiration for All Time
    The Freeman, December 2002, pp. 12-13
  102. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Who Owes What to Whom?
    The Freeman, February 2002, pp. 15-16
  103. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A "Think Tank" for Those Who Don't Think
    The Freeman, January 2002, pp. 15-16
  104. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Beware the History Police
    The Freeman, July 2002, pp. 12-13
  105. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Privatization Revolution in a Most Unlikely Place
    The Freeman, June 2002, pp. 14-15
  106. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Man Who Ate Hamtramck's Government
    The Freeman, March 2002, pp. 12-13
  107. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Leonard Read for Africa?
    The Freeman, May 2002, pp. 13-14
  108. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Cigarette Taxes Are Hazardous to Our Health
    The Freeman, November 2002, pp. 14-15
  109. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Evaluating New Drugs: Remember the Bigger Picture
    The Freeman, October 2002, pp. 17-18
  110. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Federal Prison Industries Empire
    The Freeman, September 2002, pp. 15-16
  111. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    New Hope for Africa's Most Populous Nation
    The Freeman, April 2003, pp. 11-12
  112. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Alleviating the Organ Shortage
    The Freeman, December 2003, pp. 16-17
  113. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Labor Freedom Makes Sense
    The Freeman, February 2003, pp. 14-15
  114. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Forgotten Robber Barons
    The Freeman, January 2003, pp. 12-13
  115. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Lessons from the First Airplane
    The Freeman, July 2003, pp. 13-14
  116. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The True Meaning of Patriotism
    The Freeman, June 2003, pp. 14-15
  117. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    From Crystal Palace to White Elephant in 150 Years
    The Freeman, March 2003, pp. 12-13
  118. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Remembering Prague Spring
    The Freeman, May 2003, pp. 14-15
  119. Ideas and Consequences
    Joseph P. Overton: Character for a Free Society
    The Freeman, October 2003, pp. 12-13
  120. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Golden Calf of Democracy
    The Freeman, December 2004, pp. 14-15
  121. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Free Markets Blossom in Vietnam
    The Freeman, July 2004, pp. 13-14
  122. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    A Museum You Don't Want to Miss
    The Freeman, March 2004, pp. 14-15
  123. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    Telecom Regulations Don't Create Competitive Markets
    The Freeman, May 2004, pp. 16-17
  124. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    No More Czars, Please
    The Freeman, October 2004, pp. 13-14
  125. Ideas and Consequences
    To Own or Be Owned: That Is the Question
    The Freeman, July 2005, pp. 17-18
  126. Ideas and Consequences
    Two Who Made a Difference
    The Freeman, December 2006, pp. 12-13
  127. Ideas and Consequences
    Government Putts
    The Freeman, July 2006, pp. 14-15
  128. Ideas and Consequences
    A Supreme Court to Be Proud Of
    The Freeman, March 2006, pp. 14-15
  129. Ideas and Consequences
    Free-Market Moments on the Silver Screen
    The Freeman, May 2006, pp. 14-15
  130. Ideas and Consequences
    Growing Up Means Resisting the Statist Impulse
    The Freeman, October 2006, pp. 15-16
  131. Ideas and Consequences
    In Praise of an Uncommon Woman
    The Freeman, December 2007, pp. 10-11
  132. Ideas and Consequences
    Prophets of Property
    The Freeman, July 2007, pp. 14-15
  133. Ideas and Consequences
    The Love of Power vs. the Power of Love
    The Freeman, May 2007, pp. 14-15
  134. Ideas and Consequences
    Character, Liberty, and Economics
    The Freeman, August 2008, pp. 4-5
  135. Ideas and Consequences
    Mr. President, Meet Mr. Smith
    The Freeman, December 2008, pp. 4-5
  136. Ideas and Consequences
    The Times that Tried Men's Economic Souls
    The Freeman, March 2008, pp. 13-14
  137. Ideas and Consequences
    History for Sale: Why Not?
    The Freeman, May 2008, pp. 17-18
  138. Ideas and Consequences
    Why "Inflation" Is Back
    The Freeman, November 2008, pp. 4-5
  139. Ideas and Consequences
    The Holiday That Isn't
    The Freeman, October 2008, pp. 4-5
  140. Ideas and Consequences
    Freedom or Free-for-All?
    The Freeman, September 2008, pp. 4-5
  141. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    The Saga of Tampa
    The Freeman, April 2009, pp. 4-5
  142. Ideas and Consequences
    A Man Who Knew the Value of Life and Liberty
    The Freeman, January 2009, pp. 4-5
  143. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences
    In the Grip of Madness
    The Freeman, September 2009, pp. 4-5
  144. Ideas and Consequences - A Tribute to a Polish Hero
    The Freeman, March 2007, pp. 11-12
  145. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - A Tribute to the Polish People
    The Freeman, October 2009, pp. 4-5
  146. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - Give Up? Are You Kidding?
    The Freeman, July 2009, pp. 4-5
  147. Ideas and Consequences - Presidents and Poverty
    The Freeman, October 2005, pp. 15-16
  148. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - Principled Parties
    The Freeman, January 2010, pp. 4-5
  149. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - The Sound of Freedom
    The Freeman, December 2009, pp. 4-5
  150. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - Two Cheers for Transparency
    The Freeman, June 2009, pp. 4-5
  151. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - What We Believe
    The Freeman, March 2009, pp. 4-5
  152. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences - Who Owes What to Whom?
    The Freeman, May 2009, pp. 4-5
  153. Ideas and Consequences--How Important Is Your Vote?
    Some thoughts on suffrage and democracy.
    The Freeman, January 1995, pp. 18-19
  154. Ideas and Consequences-Dissatisfaction Guaranteed and No Money Back
    Some thoughts on school prayer.
    The Freeman, February 1995, pp. 81-82
  155. Ideas and Consequences-Of Meat and Myth
    The truth about upton Sinclair's attack on America's meat-packing industry.
    The Freeman, November 1994, pp. 600-602
  156. Columns
    Ideas and Consequences-Recycling Myths
    Too often, recycling is promoted as an end in itself.
    The Freeman, March 1995, pp. 152-154
  157. Ideas and Consequences: "Environmental Regulations Aren't Cheap"
    Businesses and local governments struggle with the spiralling costs of compliance.
    The Freeman, December 1994, pp. 668-669
  158. Is There an Unfavorable Balance of Trade?
    Still prevalent is the mercantilist notion that a nation should have an excess of expor...
    The Freeman, July 1977, pp. 397-402
  159. Liberty and the Power of Ideas
    The battle to preserve liberty is not against persons but against opposing ideas.
    The Freeman, February 1979, pp. 115-118
  160. Michigan's Welfare Abolitionist
    Gov. John Engler Ended General Assistance Welfare Two Years Ago. Since Then, Thousands ...
    Policy Review, Fall 1993, pp. 65-70
  161. Peking Duck or Kentucky Fried?
    The Colonel brings capitalism to China.
    The Freeman, December 1988, pp. 492-493
  162. The Polish Underground
    A firsthand account of the nature and effectiveness of those who oppose the Communist g...
    The Freeman, December 1987, pp. 477-480
  163. Private Cures for Public Ills (1996)
    The Promise of Privatization
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  164. Privatization: Best Hope for a Vanishing Wilderness
    Private organizations lead the way in conserving our natural environment.
    The Freeman, February 1988, pp. 52-57
  165. The Role of Incentive
    Why self-responsibility generally out-Performs government intervention.
    The Freeman, May 1982, pp. 265-267
  166. Seven Fallacies of Economics
    Important reasons why the results often fail to match the plans
    The Freeman, April 1981, pp. 210-213
  167. The Silver Panic
    How government price maintenance of silver under bimetallism led to the panic of 1893.
    The Freeman, June 1978, pp. 366-377
  168. [+]
    Thoughts on Freedom (Review)
    How Wall Street Created a Nation, by Ovidio Diaz Espino
    1. How Wall Street Created a Nation by Ovidio Diaz Espino
    The Freeman, October 2002, pp. 57-58
  169. [+]
    The Tiller, the Van, and the Typewriter (Review)
    Economics of Public Policy, by John C. Goodman and Edwin G. Dolan
    1. Economics of Public Policy by John C. Goodman and Edwin G. Dolan
    The Freeman, September 1979, pp. 573-576
  170. Toward Radical Monetary Reform
    A suggestion for putting monetary management back into the marketplace.
    The Freeman, April 1982, pp. 239-242
  171. A Visit to Nicaragua
    Under the sandinistas, Nicaragua's economy is descending into utter chaos.
    The Freeman, May 1988, pp. 188-189
  172. What Price Control Really Means
    The history of price control is the history of shortages, queues, and dissatisfied cust...
    The Freeman, April 1978, pp. 235-238
  173. When We Are Free (1982)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  174. Witch-Hunting for Robber Barons: The Standard Oil Story
    A review of the monopoly charges and antitrust action against Standard Oil.
    The Freeman, March 1980, pp. 166-175
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