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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 01) [PDF]

“Deregulation Comes to Broadcasting”: the move to take away the FCC’s powers—and why the “consumerists” are opposed to it. This issue also contains a “Statement of Purpose.” Publication date: October 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 02) [PDF]

“Cutting Down the FTC”: the FTC’s attempt to ban TV commercials aimed at children. The government as parent? “Legal Trends”: government expropriation of private land; a suit claiming that technology is not in the “public interest”; a surprising antitrust ruling. Publication date: October 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 03) [PDF]

“Oil, Profits and Demagoguery”: the distorted coverage of oil company profits and rising gasoline prices. “Demagoguery, Part 2”: the “windfall profits” tax and the Carter administration’s anti-energy policy. Publication date: November 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 04) [PDF]

“Lawyers as Public Servants”: a proposal to make “pro bono” work a legal requirement for all lawyers. “An Energy Story the Press Hasn’t Told”: why the news media always depict Mobil Oil as a villain and Ralph Nader as a hero. Publication date: November 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 05) [PDF]

“Standing Up to the FTC”: the FTC goes after businessman Joe Sugarman—who fights back and goes after the FTC. “Postscript to Herb Schmertz”: Mobil Oil’s vice president takes a leave of absence—to work on Edward Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Publication date: December 1, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 06) [PDF]

“Subsidizing Ideas”: the advertising industry produces a tax-supported, “non-partisan” explanation of inflation. “Energy Mobilization Board”: government’s control over all energy production. “New Frontier for the FCC”: forcing broadcasters to devote a certain amount of air time to educating children. Publication date: December 15, 1979

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 07) [PDF]

“Gasoline Rationing”: discouraging production and making the government the ultimate distributor of all gasoline. “Selectively Applied Rights”: the presumption of innocence for terrorists—and of guilt for businessmen. Publication date: January 1, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 08) [PDF]

“Moscow Olympics”: the Soviet “cleanup” campaign for its Potemkinized Olympic Village. “Budget Balancing”: the virtues—and flaws of the balanced-budget movement. “Gold Standard”: the gold bandwagon gains political respectability. “Appeasement in Iran”: how U.S. foreign policy permitted an unarmed Iranian mob to capture a well-fortified American embassy. Publication...See More

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 09) [PDF]

“FCC Shows Its Powers”: broadcasters discover how easily their licenses can be removed by the FCC. “Tests and Racism”: a suit to disqualify a police aptitude test because an insufficient quota of blacks passes it. “Progress Report”: an update on subjects covered in past issues of TIA. Publication date: February 15, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 10) [PDF]

“Price Controls”: Support support for price controls grows—among people who oppose it in principle. “Paternalism of the FTC”: “protecting” the people from honest advertising. Publication date: March 1, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 11) [PDF]

“Carter’s Budget: Illusions and Realities”: There is more, and less, to the President’s budget that meets the eye. “The Draft”: The liberal-conservative coalition to revive military conscription. Publication date: April 1, 1980

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 12) [PDF]

“The US and the Shah . . .”: Why the left condones Iran and blames America for the hostage crisis. “. . .and the Ayatolla . . .”: Why there is little outcry against a full-fledged dictator, and if he happens to be anti-American. “. . .and the President”: Jimmy Carter’s policy of conciliation toward the irrational thugs holding our embassy. Publication date: April...See More

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