Summer 2009Vol. 4, No. 2
Discusses the nature and value of hedge funds, the ill effects of economic regulations, and how to fight for free markets.
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.
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.
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.
Examines the prevalent claim that moral principles cannot be derived from observable facts, and finds the problem in desperate need of a solution.
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
Fooling Some of the People All the Time Updated and Revised: A Long Short Story, by David Einhorn (accessible for free)
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson
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