Freeman

August 1974

Volume 24, 1974

FEATURES

What Are You Worried About?

AUGUST 01, 1974 by RALPH BRADFORD

The fate of our nation depends upon you and me and how we use our talents.

The Taking Issue

AUGUST 01, 1974 by BERNARD SIEGAN

... nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

Price Competition and Expanding Alternatives

AUGUST 01, 1974 by GARY NORTH

The moral imperative to maintain the conditions of freedom if we would enjoy its blessings.

A Proper Distrust

AUGUST 01, 1974 by W. ALLEN WALLIS

Government without limits is unworthy to be trusted.

Those Fellows with Black Hats: The Speculators

AUGUST 01, 1974 by JOHN A. SPARKS

A word in defense of the ones who speed up the market process of adjustment to change.

The Business of Undermining Business

AUGUST 01, 1974 by M. L. ZUPAN

Some business practices strike at the roots of free enterprise.

The Energy Crisis: Alternative Futures

AUGUST 01, 1974 by JOHN B. KIZER

Many things are possible if scarce resources are privately owned and managed.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1974/8

AUGUST 01, 1974 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The 12-Year Sentence" edited by William F. Rickenbacker

"Law, Legislation and Liberty. Vol. I: Rules and Order" by F. A. Hayek

"The Libertarian Alternative" edited by Tibor R. Machan

"The Economics of EnergyWhat Went Wrong and How We Can Fix It" by Roger LeRoy Miller

"The Time It Never Rained" by Elmer Kelton


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