Freeman

April 1979

Volume 29, 1979

FEATURES

Start at the Beginning

APRIL 01, 1979 by ROBERT LEFEVRE

The fundamentals of economics and our transactions in a free market begin with the private ownership of property.

The Indivisibility of Liberty

APRIL 01, 1979 by DAVIS KEELER

How one intervention leads to others in the fracturing and destruction of liberty.

Conservation or Confiscation?

APRIL 01, 1979 by CHARLES R. BATTEN

How resource owners' rights are diminished by the environmental protection movement.

Sixth Wheel

APRIL 01, 1979 by KENNETH MCDONALD

A formula for reducing/curbing government spending to encourage production by individuals.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 28. The Cold War: The Third World

APRIL 01, 1979 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Obscuring the distinction between Communism and gradualist socialism in developing countries.

The Costs of Occupational Licensing

APRIL 01, 1979 by DENNIS BECHARA

Occupational licensing restricts the supply of services and raises costs to consumers, with no guarantee of quality.

The Roots of the Free Market

APRIL 01, 1979 by W. EARL DOUGLAS

Overcoming disorder and chaos is a vital first step toward enjoyment of the fruits of the free market.

The World Economy at the Crossroad

APRIL 01, 1979 by DONALD BILLINGS

Examining the United Nations call for a "new order" of trade between nations.

A Better World

APRIL 01, 1979 by JAMES C. PATRICK

To improve the world, begin with self-improvement.

Deregulation of Trucking

APRIL 01, 1979 by JOHN SEMMENS

Answers to some of the arguments against deregulation of the trucking industry.

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