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The Evils of Economic Sanctions

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Americans are undoubtedly sleeping soundly in the knowledge that U.S. Customs agents in the last year tripled the number of Cuban cigars seized before they could be brought into the country. The Customs Service says that it grabbed nearly 90,000 cigars, thwarting 1,285 acts of smuggling. The cigars were valued at more than $1 million, according to USA Today. Why ... [click for more]

Book Review: Human Action

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Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises (Irvington-on Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 4th revised edition, 1996); 906 pages; $49.95. On September 14, 1949, Yale University Press released a major new work — Human Action by the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. The following week, in his regular Newsweek column, Henry Hazlitt referred to the ... [click for more]

The State Threat to Computer Privacy

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The Clinton administration is proceeding apace with a plan to force each of us to give the government a spare key to our houses and offices. Well, that's not literally what they want. They want a spare key to our filing cabinets. That may be cryptic, but in time the reader ... [click for more]

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. Thanks to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), welfare recipients are using government handouts to move into middle-class and upper middle-class neighborhoods. Congress created the Section 8 program in 1974 to provide direct ... [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, but that every citizen has a right to control his neighbor's. While many people think zoning simply prevents sharply conflicting land uses, such as building a munitions plant next to an apartment complex, it has become ... [click for more]

More Washington Gibberish

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That recent spike in gasoline prices provided more examples of the strange tongue spoken in the nation's capital. I call it Washington Gibberish. On the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota called the price increase a "crisis." Republican Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, sitting at his side, did not disagree. He joined Dorgan in calling ... [click for more]

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]
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