Freeman

April 1970

Volume 20, 1970

FEATURES

A Capitalistic Commandment

APRIL 01, 1970 by F. CLIFTON YOUNG

How man's reason leads to property, tools, a moral code, and civilized society.

National Goals

APRIL 01, 1970 by GEORGE HAGEDORN

Goals that depend upon coercive measures may destroy people.

Welfarism and Its Consequences

APRIL 01, 1970 by HENRY HAZLITT

How Federal "pump priming" upsets the domestic economy and creates international problems.

A Disturbing Awakening

APRIL 01, 1970 by EARL ZARBIN

If we condone violence to take property for welfare purposes, how can we consistently uphold the right of self-defense?

The Role of Students in the Governance of Law Schools

APRIL 01, 1970 by PHIL C. NEAL

Ideas, intellectual climate, and incentives are not primarily a matter of governance.

Sinking in a Sea of Buts

APRIL 01, 1970 by LEONARD E. READ

As long as we advocate government aid for our own special project, we'll find no solid ground on which to stand for freedom.

Bigness in Business

APRIL 01, 1970 by SHELDON WASSERMAN

How government intervention induces and aggravates the merger movement in industry.

Inflation

NOVEMBER 01, 1965 by TOM ROSE

The Age of Authoritarianism

APRIL 01, 1970 by ROBERT K. NEWELL

The political process lacks the power to regulate its excesses; the cure rests with individuals.

Bet Your Life?

APRIL 01, 1970 by PAUL L. POIROT

If we count on the tax collector for our security, we'd better believe that socialism works!

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