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Laws That Are Criminal

Until recently, forfeiture laws were a part of the English and colonial past. They were revived during the Civil War, when — in 1862 — an Abolitionist Congress permitted the president to seize the homes and estates of Confederate soldiers. This power was used especially during the postwar Reconstruction period ... [click for more]

Book Review: Out of Work

Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America by Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway (New York/London: Holmes & Meier, 1993); 336 pages. In 1932, the English economist Edwin Cannan delivered the presidential address to the Royal Economic Society. His topic was "The Demand for Labor." With the Great ... [click for more]

Serfs on the Plantation, Part 4

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 David Koresh and his followers challenged the cult of the omnipotent state. And for that, they paid the ultimate price — death at the hands of United States governmental officials. The message was a powerful one for American serfs: "As long as you behave and obey, ... [click for more]

Misreading the Industrial Revolution

Those of us who are advocates of the spontaneous order of an unfettered market are forever stomping out the fires of fallacious reasoning and anticapitalistic bias. It seems that as we set one record straight, opponents of the market manage to pervert ten others. We spend as much time explaining ... [click for more]

The Environment Since the Industrial Revolution

The unprecedented improvements in the quality of human life during the past 200 years have been the direct result of the individual freedom, technology, industry, and economic growth that began to flower during the Industrial Revolution. The dramatic increase in life expectancy, and hence population, since the Industrial Revolution can be attributed to what may be called "Old Environmentalism" — ... [click for more]

Facts about the “Industrial Revolution”

Socialist and interventionist authors assert that the history of modern industrialism and especially the history of the British "Industrial Revolution" provide an empirical verification of the "realistic" or "institutional" doctrine and utterly explode the "abstract" dogmatism of the economists. The economists flatly deny that labor unions and government prolabor legislation can and did lastingly benefit the whole class of wage ... [click for more]

Book Review: Mises

Mises: An Annotated Bibliography compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves and Robert W. McGee (Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1993); 391 pages; $14.95. In his 1894 book, The Tyranny of Socialism, the French classical liberal Yves Guyot admitted that "we, who are endeavoring to recall the principles of equality before the law and the guarantees of individual liberty, are ... [click for more]

Serfs on the Plantation, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The welfare state was collapsing under its own weight in the later stages of the Roman Empire. Those who were on the dole were demanding more dole. Those who were paying the taxes were demanding lower taxes. The authorities were in a quandary. If they promised ... [click for more]

Compounding the Somali Tragedy

The post-Cold War is proving to be a disorderly place. Conflicts restrained by the superpowers are now breaking out all over — in Africa, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union. More wars could eventually explode in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. Tragic those these conflicts are, they need not ... [click for more]

Immigration and Somalia

Calls are rising to send American troops into the cities, towns and villages of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. Perhaps not far in the future, Russia and Ukraine will collapse, leading to calls for American troops to rush in and save the day. But is it possible that there is a better way to save the world? There is a better ... [click for more]
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