Freeman

May 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

The World in the Grip of an Idea Revisited

Socialism Destroys Institutions, Societies, and Individuals

MAY 01, 1996 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The Welfare State: Promising Protection in an Age of Anxiety

Americans Have Placed Their Faith in Government

MAY 01, 1996 by ROBERT HIGGS

Losing Freedom Costs a Lot

The Federal Government Has Taken Increasingly Larger Bites out of the Nation's Wealth

MAY 01, 1996 by JOHN SEMMENS

I, Pencil

A Simple Instrument Teaches a Profound Lesson

MAY 01, 1996 by LEONARD E. READ

Education and the Free Society

Those of Us Concerned with Preserving Individual Freedom Face a Formidable Challenge

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by LINDA C. RAEDER

Fifty Years of FEE; Fifty Years of Progress in Austrian Economics

FEE Deserves Recognition for the Status of Austrian Economics Today

MAY 01, 1996 by ISRAEL M. KIRZNER

Civil Rights Socialism

America Is Under the Spell of a Peculiar Form of Socialism

MAY 01, 1996 by LLEWELLYN H. ROCKWELL JR

Environmental Protection: The New Socialism?

We Don't Need the Government to Protect the Environment

MAY 01, 1996 by JANE S. SHAW
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