Freeman

March 1974

Volume 24, 1974

FEATURES

Public Goods and Fear of Foreigners

MARCH 01, 1974 by GARY NORTH

Subsidized services attract more "customers" than taxpayers want to serve.

Capital Conservation

MARCH 01, 1974 by EDGAR SPEER

Unless savers and investors are allowed to keep the returns for their thrift and creativity, national disaster lies ahead.

Socialism

MARCH 01, 1974 by EDMUND OPITZ

Socialism promises to distribute abundance but is at a loss as to how to produce it.

Do You Want to Live Forever?

MARCH 01, 1974 by CHARLES R. LADOW

An obsession for security is the enemy of freedom, and a threat to our survival.

Strive for the Simple Life

MARCH 01, 1974 by LEONARD E. READ

Far simpler to live in an advanced exchange economy than to make one's way alone at the frontier.

The "Social Security" Mirage Current Production Paramount

MARCH 01, 1974 by W. A. PATON

Unless production can be increased through saving and investment, there's little future in it.

Welfare Fifty Years Hence

MARCH 01, 1974 by MORRIS C. SHUMIATCHER

The pendulum will swing back toward individual responsibility and freedom.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1974/3

MARCH 01, 1974 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Four Reforms: A Program for the 70's" by William F. Buckley, Jr.

"The Liberal Middle Class: Maker of Radicals" by Richard L. Cutler

"National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union" by Antony C. Sutton

"The Fastest Game in Town/Trading Commodity Futures" by Anthony M. Reinach


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