Freeman

April 1969

Volume 19, 1969

FEATURES

Uruguay: Welfare State Gone Wild

APRIL 01, 1969 by HENRY HAZLITT

A prime example of the course from intervention through inflation to disorder and dictatorship if we could but learn from others.

A Defeat on the Home Front

APRIL 01, 1969 by JAMES E. MCADOO

How freedom may be surrendered in exchange for a mess of pottage.

The Rise and Fall of England: 14. The Decline of England

APRIL 01, 1969 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Within the broad setting of the disintegration of the European order, England declined economically, morally, politically during and following World War II.

Why Have an Electoral College?

APRIL 01, 1969 by BERTEL SPARKS

Can we honestly say that we're now prepared to write a better Constitution than the Founding Fathers did?

Repressed Depression

APRIL 01, 1969 by GARY NORTH

Concerning the process by which the monetary and credit policies that cause inflation eventuate in depression.

Medical Care Is Not a Right

APRIL 01, 1969 by CHARLES JOHNSON

Some helpful guidelines concerning a concept much confused in our time.

Our Totalitarian Radicals

APRIL 01, 1969 by WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

"A cow is a very good animal in a field; but you do not turn her into a garden."

Education in America: 7. Why Institutionalize Our Errors?

APRIL 01, 1969 by GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III

How the basic structure of the educational system reflects the new methods of mass education.

Peace or Politics

APRIL 01, 1969 by FRANK CHODOROV

Much of the friction in society stems from government intervention with the market.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1969/4

APRIL 01, 1969 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Southern Tradition at Bay" by Richard M. Weaver

"Res Republica" by Thomas O. McWhorter


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