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Volume 11 Number 4
Spring 2007

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    Adam Smith’s Roles for Government and Contemporary U.S. Roles: Is the Welfare State Crowding Out Government’s Basic Functions?
By Jody W. Lipford
Jerry Slice

Facts, Values, and the Burden of Proof
By Peter Lewin

The Use of Knowledge in Natural-Disaster Relief Management
By Russell S. Sobel
Peter T. Leeson

The Middle Class and the Swedish Welfare State: How Not to Measure Redistribution
By Andreas Bergh

Institutional Review Board Mission Creep: The Common Rule, Social Science, and the Nanny State
By Ronald F. White

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Privateers
By Alexander T. Tabarrok

Chesterton and Belloc: A Critique
By Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Marcus Epstein
Walter Block

Doomsters, Evil I’s, and Tunnel-Vision Economics
By T. Norman Van Cott


    Comment on James A. Montanye’s “Apotheosis of American Democracy”
By Xavier L. Simon

Reply to Xavier L. Simon’s Comment
By James A. Montanye

Review Essays

    Economic and Cultural Globalization
By Paul A. Cantor

Book Reviews

    The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
By Rodney Stark
Reviewed by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
By William Easterly
Reviewed by James B. Burnham

Politics as Religion
By Emilio Gentile. Translated by George Staunton
Reviewed by Paul Gottfried

Preferences and Situations: Points of Intersection Between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalism
Edited by Ira Katznelson and Barry Weingast
Reviewed by Michael C. Munger

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