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Volume 16 Number 3
Winter 2012

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    Portugal’s Plight: The Role of Social Democracy
By George Bragues

Sex and the Problem of Human Rights
By Stephen Baskerville

Is There a Health-Care Problem in Western Societies?
By Enrico Colombatto

Mechanisms of Liberal Bias in the News Media versus the Academy
By Daniel Sutter

The Provision of Naval Defense in the Early American Republic: A Comparison of the U.S. Navy and Privateers, 1789–1815
By Nicholas J. Ross

Review Essays

    Alchemy Leveraged: The Federal Reserve and Modern Finance
By Roger W. Garrison

Book Reviews

    Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World
By Deirdre N. McCloskey
Reviewed by Donald J. Boudreaux

Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System
By Clifford Winston
Reviewed by John Semmens

The Origin of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
By Francis Fukuyama
Reviewed by James A. Montanye

Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform
By David E. Bernstein
Reviewed by Jacob H. Huebert

Back to the Land: Arthurdale, FDR’s New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning
By C. J. Maloney
Reviewed by Sanford Ikeda

The Conscience of an Anarchist: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to the State and Build a Free Society
By Gary Chartier
Reviewed by Aeon J. Skoble


    The Freedom to Cross a Border
By Wendy McElroy

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