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Volume 13 Number 4
Spring 2009

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    The Ship of Philosophers: How the Early USSR Dealt with Dissident Intellectuals
By Paul Gregory

Wealth and Poverty in the Liberal Tradition
By Loren E. Lomasky
Kyle Swan

Wal-Mart to the Rescue: Private Enterprise’s Response to Hurricane Katrina
By Steven G. Horwitz

The Antidiscrimination Paradigm: Irrational, Unjust, and Tyrannical
By Ben O’Neill

Urban Land-Use Controls and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
By Edwin S. Mills

Mandatory Disclosure for Ballot-Initiative Campaigns
By Dick M. Carpenter II

Groupthink in Academia: Majoritarian Departmental Politics and the Professional Pyramid
By Daniel B. Klein
Charlotta Stern

Making the World Safe for Muddle: The Meaning of Democracy in American Foreign Policy
By James L. Payne

Book Reviews

    The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
By Andrew J. Bacevich
Reviewed by Robert Heineman

Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk
By James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
Reviewed by Julio H. Cole

Deleting the State: An Argument about Government
By Aeon J. Skoble
Reviewed by Jan Narveson

By John Meadowcroft
Reviewed by Joshua C. Hall


    Estonia and Finland, Updated
By Craig M. Newmark

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