Freeman

June 1978

Volume 28, 1978

FEATURES

Humane Values and the Free Economy

JUNE 01, 1978 by EDMUND OPITZ

How well does a free economy serve our higher ends?

What Is Happening to Old-Fashioned Charity?

JUNE 01, 1978 by WESLEY H. HILLENDAHL

Comparing the results of "social welfare" versus voluntary giving.

You Cannot Get Even

JUNE 01, 1978 by HANS SENNHOLZ

That I have been taxed does not entitle me to restoration by taxing others.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 18. The United States: A Republic and Gradualism

JUNE 01, 1978 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Concerning obstacles governments have thrown in the way of private enterprise.

Who Killed Cock Robin?

JUNE 01, 1978 by JOHN C. SPARKS

The demand for political welfare measures destroys job opportunities.

The Silver Panic

JUNE 01, 1978 by LAWRENCE W. REED

How government price maintenance of silver under bimetallism led to the panic of 1893.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1978/6

JUNE 01, 1978 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Vision" by Leonard E. Read

"The War Against the Automobile" by B. Bruce-Briggs


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