Freeman

August 1978

Volume 28, 1978

FEATURES

One Currency for the World?

AUGUST 01, 1978 by HENRY HAZLITT

Look not to international agreements for a money as good as gold.

InflationWhat It Is and What It Does

AUGUST 01, 1978 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

Government creation of additional dollars discourages saving, hampers production, and denies individual self-reliance.

Gourds and Dollars

AUGUST 01, 1978 by RALPH BRADFORD

From gourds to gold as money in Haiti.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 20. The United States: Business as an Instrument of Political Power

AUGUST 01, 1978 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Government control over business makes business the instrument of government control of consumers.

Keep Off the Grass

AUGUST 01, 1978 by GARY NORTH

Observations concerning the nature and the impact of central planning.

Robert Louis Stevenson: Champion of Liberty

AUGUST 01, 1978 by BOB STEVENSON

A biographical sketch of the libertarian views of the famed storyteller.

The Day After Tomorrow

AUGUST 01, 1978 by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

An early and accurate foretelling of the state of society under socialist rule.

The Success of Failure

AUGUST 01, 1978 by THOMAS W. HAZLETT

Differences between governmental and market attitudes toward failure and success.

Time for Truth--Time to Act

AUGUST 01, 1978 by WILLIAM H. PETERSON

An article review of the new book by William E. Simon.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1978/8

AUGUST 01, 1978 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Two Philosophies of Money: The Conflict of Trust and Authority" by S. Herbert Frankel

"Economics: Principles and Policy from a Christian Perspective" by Tom Rose


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