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Explains why, more than fifty years ago, Rand was able to project the kinds of crises we are seeing today.
Demonstrates the actual nature of the allegedly free market that delivered the current mayhem.
Zeros in on the fundamental cause of the problem, showing that widespread acceptance of the morality of self-sacrifice necessitated the kinds of laws, regulations, and decisions that have driven the financial markets into the gutter.
Provides an essentialized chronology of the era, focusing on the (ominously familiar sounding) policies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Discusses efforts at state and federal levels to put Americans on a collective diet by violating the rights of food producers, restaurateurs, and consumers.
Demonstrates that Houston’s absence of zoning laws is largely responsible for the city’s relative health and prosperity, and urges Houstonians to halt and reverse the encroachments on their property rights before they find themselves zoned.
Casts certainty on why the movie Doubt is leaving viewers wondering whether they can know anything for sure.
Examines those alternatives and finds them equally life-thwarting and revealingly similar.
Joe Kroeger reviews Greenspan’s Bubbles: The Age of Ignorance at the Federal Reserve, by William A. Fleckenstein with Frederick Sheehan.
Eric Daniels reviews Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.
Michael Garrett, MD, reviews Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare, by Steven D. Knope, MD.
Craig Biddle introduces the Spring 2009 issue.