Summer 2009 • Vol. 4, No. 2

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From the Editor, Summer 2009

Welcome to the Summer 2009 issue of TOS. First up in this edition is my interview with Jonathan Hoenig, who discusses the nature and value of hedge funds, the government’s role in the financial crisis, and how to fight for free markets. “Justice Holmes and the Empty Constitution” by Thomas A. Bowden 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” by Alex Epstein 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” by Monica Hughes shows how the USDA has grown from a small, seemingly innocuous bureau promoting agricultural research to the freedom-curtailing, rights-violating, market-thwarting behemoth that it is today.. . . Continue »

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