Freeman

August 1979

Volume 29, 1979

FEATURES

The Ethics of Profit Making

AUGUST 01, 1979 by BRIAN SUMMERS

Why punish those who profitably serve willing consumers?

A Symbol of Chaos: The Gas Pump

AUGUST 01, 1979 by HANS SENNHOLZ

Regulation and control of production and pricing create intolerable shortages and disaster.

"Sorry, No Further Bids!"

AUGUST 01, 1979 by GARY NORTH

Government changes the outcome when it regulates the auction.

Profits and Payrolls

AUGUST 01, 1979 by HENRY HAZLITT

How the employees of corporations compare with stockholders in the distribution of income.

Agriculture and the Survival of Private Enterprise

AUGUST 01, 1979 by ED GRADY

The most positive program for agriculture or any business, for human freedom in general, is to avoid political management.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 32. The Restoration of the Individual

AUGUST 01, 1979 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The Good News that individual man is valuable beyond compare.

Nock: An Appreciation

AUGUST 01, 1979 by RONALD F. COONEY

Albert Jay Nock did the most one can to improve society: present the example of one improved unit.

The Writings of F. A. Harper

AUGUST 01, 1979 by PAUL L. POIROT

In testament to the collected works of a brilliant exemplar of freedom in all its aspects.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1979/8

AUGUST 01, 1979 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"For the Record" by Felix Morley

"What Makes You Think We Read the Bills?" by Senator H. L. Richardson


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