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Articles appearing in Making Economic Sense

Note: Articles in this collection originally appeared in The Free Market, published monthly by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Because this collection presents original articles, they are, in many cases, longer than versions previously printed. Minor editorial changes have been made for reasons of clarity and congruity.


Airport Congestion: A Case of Market Failure? (January 1985)
Alan Greenspan: A Minority Report (August 1987)
Anatomy of the Bank Run (September 1985)
Are Diamonds Really Forever? (November 1992)
Are Savings Too Low? (November 1989)
Are We Undertaxed? (April 1992)
"Attacking" the Franc (November 1993)
Babittry and Taxes (April 1988)
Back to Fixed Exchange Rates (December 1987)
The Balanced-Budget Amendment Hoax (October 1987)
Bank Crisis! (March 1991)
The Budget "Crisis" (December 1990)
Bush and the Recession (February 1992)
By Their Fruits (October 1992)
Chaos Theory: Destroying Mathematical Economics? (March 1988)
Clintonomics: The Prospect (January 1993)
Clintonomics Revealed (May 1993)
The Collapse of Socialism (October 1988)
Competition at Work: Xerox at 25 (February 1985)
Consequences of Human Action (May 1987)
Creative Economic Semantics (September 1984)
The Crusade Against South Africa (July 1985)
Deductibility and Subsidy (November 1985)
Deflation, Free or Compulsory (April 1991)
Discussing the "Issues" (February 1992)
The Economics of Gun Control (March 1994)
Economic Incentives and Welfare (October 1994)
Eisnerizing Manassas (August 1994)
Environmentalists Clobber Texas (April 1993)
Exit the Iron Lady (February 1991)
F. A. Hayek (June 1992)
"Fairness" and the Steel Steal (February 1993)
First Step Back to Gold (November 1986)
Fixed-Rate Fictions (July 1994)
The Flag Flap (prev. unpub)
Flat Tax or Flat Taxpayer (June 1995)
The Freedom Revolution (August 1989)
"Free Trade" in Perspective (March 1992)
That Gasoline Tax (March 1993)
The Glorious Postwar World (May 1991)
A Gold Standard for Russia (January 1990)
Government-Business "Partnerships" (September 1990)
Government Medical "Insurance" (August 1990)
Government vs. Natural Resources (December 1986)
The Health Plan's Devilish Details (December 1993)
The Homeless and the Hungry (February 1987)
How to Desocialize (September 1989)
Hurricane Hugo (December 1989)
The Infant Mortality "Crisis" (June 1991)
Inflationary Recession, Once More (January 1991)
Inflation Redux (May 1989)
Inflation and the Spin Doctors (May 1990)
The Inseparable Bush and Dukakis (November 1988)
Interest Rate Question (February 1988)
Is It "The Economy Stupid"? (February 1995) [p. 424]
Is There Life after Nafta? (February 1994)
The Keynesian Dream (July 1989)
Keynesian Myths (September 1987)
Keynesianism Redux (January 1989)
The Legacy of Cesar Chavez (July 1993)
Lessons of the Recession (July 1991)
Margit von Mises (September 1993)
Michael R. Milken vs the Power Elite (June 1989)
Money Inflation and Price Inflation (September 1986)
The Mysterious Fed (October 1991)
The Nafta Myth (October 1993)
The National Bureau and Business Cycles (june 1988)
The Neocon Welfare State (September 1992)
Nine Myths about the Crash (January 1988)
Oil Prices Again (October 1990)
Outlawing Jobs (December 1988)
Panic on Wall Street (June 1987)
Perot and Direct Democracy (August 1992)
Peru and the Free Market (july 1990)
The Politics of Famine (April 1985)
Population "Control" (November 1994)
Price Controls Are Back! (June 1993)
Privatization (March 1986)
Q & A on the S & L Mess (April 1989)
A Radical Prescription for the Socialist Bloc (March 1990)
The Recession Explained (January 1992)
Rethinking the '80s (May 1992)
The Return of the Tax Credit (July 1988)
The Revolution Comes Home (January 1985)
Rioting For Rage, Fun, and Profit (July 1992)
Roots of the Insurance Crisis (prey. unpub)
The Salomon Brothers Scandal (November 1991)
Should We Bail Out Gorby? (August 1991)
"[he Social Security Swindle (April 1990)
The Specter of Airline Re-Regulation (November 1987)
Statistics: Destroyed from Within? (February 1989)
Stocks, Bonds, and Rule by Fools (June 1994)
The Story of the Mises Institute (May 1988)
Ten Great Economic Myths (April 1984)
Mrs. Thatcher's Poll Tax (June 1990)
A Trip to Poland (June 1986)
The Trouble with Quick Fixes (May 1994)
The Union Problem (December 1991)
V. Orval Watts (July 1993)
Vouchers: What Went Wrong? (January 1994)
Walk on the Supply Side (October 1984)
The War on the Car (December 1994)
The Water is Not Running (September 1985)
Welcoming the Vietnamese (February 1990)
Welfare As We Don't Know It (April 1994)
What To Do Until Privatization Comes (September 1991)
The Whiskey Rebellion (September 1994)
W H. Hutt (September 1988)
Why the Intervention in Arabia? (November 1990)
The World Currency Crisis (February 1986)