Spring 2011Vol. 6, No. 1

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Articles

Health Care and the Separation of Charity and State

Elucidates the proper roles of government and charity in health care.

Toward a Free Market in Education: School Vouchers or Tax Credits? (accessible for free)

Distinguishes between school vouchers and tax credits, showing that only one of these can provide a viable road map toward a free market in education.

Atlas Shrugged’s Long Journey to the Silver Screen

Provides a concise history of the efforts to adapt Atlas for the screen.

An Interview with Atlas Shrugged Movie Producer Harmon Kaslow

Discusses the film, how it came together, choice of screenwriter and director, casting, score, and distribution.

Economics in Atlas Shrugged

Shows how the novel brilliantly dramatizes the essential principles of this science along with the fallacies involved in denying those principles.

James J. Hill and the Great Northern Railroad

Tells the story of how a real-life Nat Taggart created one of the most life-serving industrial concerns ever to grace the face of the Earth.

Walt Disney’s EPCOT: The City of Tomorrow that Might Have Been

Shows how this man of the mind designed and strove to develop a city of technology, industry, and commerce like none other to this day.

A Symphony of History: Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization

Examines this defining work of yet another man of the mind, showing, among other things, the remarkable scope and integration of Durant’s multivolume world history.

Columns

Around the World: “The Communist War against the Philippines and Why It Rages On”

Reports on both the communists’ continuing efforts to enslave the Filipino people and the Philippine government’s communist-fueling policy of appeasement.

Film Reviews

Atlas Shrugged: Part I, directed by Paul Johansson (accessible for free)

The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper

Book Reviews

Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers by Anthony Pedriana

Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America by Anonymous

The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder

The Sleuth Investor: Uncover the Best Stocks Before They Make Their Move by Avner Mandelman

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