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Vol. 4, No. 2

Summer 2009

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Features

An Interview with a “Capitalist Pig”: Jonathan Hoenig on Hedge Funds, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of America

Discusses the nature and value of hedge funds, the ill effects of economic regulations, and how to fight for free markets.

Justice Holmes and the Empty Constitution

Examines the meaning and consequences of Oliver Wendell Holmes’s famous dissent in Lochner v. New York, showing how and why it has devastated American jurisprudence, and indicating what future jurists must grasp and do in order to begin reversing the damage.

Energy at the Speed of Thought: The Original Alternative Energy Market

Surveys the history of the U.S. energy industry, with special emphasis on oil as the lifeblood of the modern world and on freedom as the condition that enabled oilmen to make it flow.

A Brief History of U.S. Farm Policy and the Need for Free-Market Agriculture

Shows how the USDA has grown from a small, seemingly innocuous bureau promoting agricultural research to today’s freedom-thwarting, rights-violating, market-crushing behemoth.

The Is–Ought Gap: Subjectivism’s Technical Retreat

Examines the prevalent claim that moral principles cannot be derived from observable facts, and finds the problem in desperate need of a solution.

Book Reviews

Review: Animal Spirits, by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

Eric Daniels reviews Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller.

Review: Life Without Lawyers, by Philip K. Howard

David Littel reviews Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans From Too Much Law, by Philip K. Howard.

Review: Fooling Some of the People All the Time, by David Einhorn

Daniel Wahl reviews Fooling Some of the People All the Time: A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story, by David Einhorn.

Review: The Box, by Marc Levinson

Heike Larson reviews The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson.

Review: Getting Things Done, by David Allen

Amy Peikoff reviews Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen.

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