Vol. III, No. 4 April 1997

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I am a capitalist. Capitalism hops the tracks, however, when it tries to deal with the tragedy of the commons. I believe that capitalism can be democratic and compassionate. I think Hayek was generally right when he said that free markets are better than planning. (Here are my sources.)

The usual suspects

Patricia Nell Warren's News You Didn't See on TV: Chickenheart

Auren Hoffman on Smart Cards

Bob Wilson on The Doctor Glut

Danny Yee Reviews J.M. Coetzee's Giving Offense

The Logic of God, by Monty

Net Freedoms

Free Speech Advocates File "Metaphor" Brief in CDA Case

Why Libraries Shouldn't Buy Censorware

The Censorware Page

by Jonathan Wallace and Mark Mangan

"Required reading for anyone interested in free speech in modern society."
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