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Recall the Government Meat Inspectors

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The record recall of hamburger meat from the Hudson Foods plant in Nebraska last year should prompt us to ask whether the government should be certifying the safety of America's food supply. Let's face it, food is too important to be left to government. For many people, that may come as a shock. Doesn't the E. coli-contaminated beef show that ... [click for more]

The Justice Department’s Other Criminal Cover-Up

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Many Americans have been appalled in recent months to watch the Justice Department use one tactic after another to block inquiries into possible criminal wrongdoing by the Clinton administration. Regrettably, such anti-justice tactics are not a novelty. The Justice Department's continuing falsification and obstruction of justice in the Ruby Ridge case exemplify its devotion to covering up crimes against ... [click for more]

Book Review: Socialism and War

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Socialism and War: Essays, Documents, Reviews, The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, vol. 10 edited by Bruce Caldwell (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997); 270 pages. With the recent collapse of communism, it is almost hard to remember that just 50 years ago, government central planning was considered by many as the desirable and superior economic system of the ... [click for more]

Some Republican Revolution

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With revolutionaries like these, who needs counter-revolutionaries? Now that President Clinton has signed all the 1998 spending bills, we have a clear picture just how vigilant the Republican Party, which controls the U.S. Congress, is about cutting back on the scope and power of government. It is not a pretty picture at all. As the Washington ... [click for more]

Compromise and Concealment-The Road to Defeat, Part 4

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Libertarians believe that individuals should be free to engage in any peaceful activity without governmental permission or interference. It is one of the duties of government, libertarians hold, to protect, not regulate or obstruct, peaceful activities. Thus, libertarians ... [click for more]

The Price of Junk Science

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The Clinton administration knows how to add insult to injury. Not only is it committed to an environmental program that will sap the American economy of its vitality, it also refuses to level with the American people about the costs. At the global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, the ... [click for more]

No Bailouts for Ailing Asian Economies

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The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, along with the United States and other countries, propose once again to rescue troubled countries with a wheelbarrow full of cash, compliments of American taxpayers. The planned $94 billion bailout of South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia is a lousy idea all around. The plan should be trashed. "We have ... [click for more]

California’s Blow Against Property Rights

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California likes its reputation as the trend-setter of the nation, but let's hope it won't be true this time. On New Year's Day, it will become the first state where smoking is forbidden in bars. Most people don't smoke, so they may be pleased with this news. But that would be short-sighted, ... [click for more]

The Creeping Takeover of Medical Care, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 In Part I we saw that the right to medical care is a pseudo right. It cannot be a real right because it conflicts with rights that stand the test of authenticity. But that is only the beginning of what's wrong with trying to enforce a right to medical care. Imagine for a moment a ... [click for more]

Neglected Fortieth Anniversary

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A remarkable event occurred 40 years ago this month. Not the launching of Sputnik, which in retrospect, considering the collapse of the Soviet Union, had much less significance than people suspected at the time. Ironically, the event I am thinking of involved a woman who understood from the ... [click for more]

Some Republican Revolution

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With revolutionaries like these, who needs counter-revolutionaries? Now that President Clinton has signed all the 1998 spending bills, we have a clear picture just how vigilant the Republican Party, which controls the U.S. Congress, is about cutting back on the scope and power of government. It is not a ... [click for more]
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