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Section 8: A Wrecking Ball for Your Neighborhood

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The federal government is involved in economic blockbusting in thousands of the nation's neighborhoods. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is using government handouts to allow welfare recipients to move into middle-class and upper middle-class neighborhoods. Congress created the Section 8 program in 1974 to provide direct rent subsidies to selected low-income families. Section 8 currently gives ... [click for more]

Poverty Relief: Civil versus Political Society

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t seems that just about everyone in Washington now believes in welfare reform. Even President Clinton, who vetoed legislation passed by the Republican Congress. But that was then. With an election fast approaching, the president is now solidly behind welfare reform. Unfortunately, he doesn't go nearly far enough. Nor do the Republicans. ... [click for more]

Book Review: Why Government Doesn’t Work

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Why Government Doesn't Work by Harry Browne (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995) 245 pages; $19.95. Government is big, intrusive, and out of control. It is hard to find practically anyone who disagrees with this general perception of the political situation in America today. A Democratic president even says the era of big government is over, and leading Republicans insist that ... [click for more]

Freedom, Not Growth

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All politicians favor economic growth. They all promise to create jobs and "grow the economy." That is a vintage Republican issue, but the Democrats aren't dummies. Many of them have learned that the old appeal to class warfare and other quasi-Marxist themes are passé. They too have thrown themselves onto the growth bandwagon. Bill Clinton's so-called New Democrats can ... [click for more]

Zoning: The New Tyranny [long]

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Modern zoning laws presume that no citizen has a right to control his own land and that every citizen has a right to control his neighbor's land. Zoning laws have become far more invasive and restrictive in recent years. If you want to use your own land, increasingly you have to ... [click for more]

Zoning: The New Tyranny

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Modern zoning laws presume that no citizen has a right to control his own land and that every citizen has a right to control his neighbor's land. Zoning laws have become far more invasive and restrictive in recent years. If you want to use your own land, increasingly you have to beg, bribe, and grovel to the nearest government ... [click for more]

War Psychology: A Tool for Shaping Public Policy

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"War has shaped our constitutional order, the course of our national development, and the very mentality of our people," argued Professor Ralph Raico in the February 1995 issue of Freedom Daily . He may be right. However, laying aside the issues of global, national, and regional clashes, it's important to understand the psychology of war, as well, and recognize its ... [click for more]

For Starters, What Is Government?

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Soon! Soon! Welcome contemplation of the voting booth will silence political shouting. Most of us will have had a bellyful of charge and countercharge, of shrill bombast, of candidates almost questioning each other's parentage. How refreshing it would be to hear one reply as did the Virginian in the novel of that name: "When ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Road from Serfdom

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The Road from Serfdom: The Economics and Political Consequences of the End of Communism by Robert Skidelsky (New York: Viking Penguin, 1996); 214 pages; $24.95. It has been five years since the collapse and formal demise of the Soviet Union. The "evil empire" has passed into the dustbin of history. Democracy and the market economy have been hailed as triumphant in ... [click for more]
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