Freeman

August 1958

Volume 8, 1958

FEATURES

Value Judgments in the Classroom

AUGUST 01, 1958 by PATRICK M. BOARMAN

Unless the objective be a moral vacuum, there is a need for...

No, Thank You!

AUGUST 01, 1958 by JIM PATRICK

The Manager of the New Albany (Indiana) Chamber of Commerce says:

Campaign Promises

AUGUST 01, 1958 by RAE C. HEIPLE

...used to win a 1958 Primary fight for State Representative in Illinois.

Why Protection is Easier to Sell Than Competition

AUGUST 01, 1958 by R. C. HOILES

That so many of the consequences are unseen explains...

Fighting Fires Privately

AUGUST 01, 1958 by F. A. HARPER

An economic analysis of the case for

Readjustment Without Inflation

AUGUST 01, 1958 by LAWRENCE FERTIG

Though this article was written in early June, based on statistics then available, its point still holds that sounds economic policy requires--

Commanding the Tides

AUGUST 01, 1958 by DAVID SMYTH

We do not expect the government to be able to repeal the laws of nature; why then do we expect it can repeal the laws of economics?

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