Freeman

April 1977

Volume 27, 1977

FEATURES

Interventions and Their Consequences

APRIL 01, 1977 by SAM H. HUSBANDS JR.

Arbitrary government intrusion in human affairs brings out the worst in man.

Victims of Reform Laws

APRIL 01, 1977 by E.C. PASOUR

Laws preventing voluntary market transactions create victims by restricting individual choice.

Inflation and Interest Rates

APRIL 01, 1977 by HENRY HAZLITT

Inflation distorts the interest rate and unbalances the structure of production.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 4. Russia - Old Regime and New Revolutionaries

APRIL 01, 1977 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

No close link between the end of the czars and the gangster rule of the communists.

A Critique of Mathematical Economics

APRIL 01, 1977 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Individual human actions are unpredictable and cannot be measured in advance.

Problems of Great Minitude

APRIL 01, 1977 by JOAN MARIE LEONARD

No problem is too small for the free market to solve.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1977/4

APRIL 01, 1977 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Home of the Brave: A Patriots Guide to American History" by John A. Carroll and Odie B. Faulk

"An Overgoverned Society" by W. Allen Wallis


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