Freeman

December 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

The Economic Way of Thinking Part 3: The Free Market System

No free market can exist without several necessary conditions.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by RONALD NASH

No free market can exist without several necessary conditions.

The American Educational Establishment, 1993

What are undergraduates learning about wealth?

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by JOHN HOSPERS

What are undergraduates learning about wealth?

Toward a Market in Higher Education

Public universities are a form of welfare.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by WILLIAM G. STUART

Public universities are a form of welfare.

J. Gresham Machen: A Forgotten Libertarian

This leading conservative Christian theologian opposed almost any extension of state power.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by DANIEL WALKER

This leading conservative Christian theologian opposed almost any extension of state power.

Macro Mistakes

Aggregate statistics may have nothing to do with the situation of any individual.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by ROGER M. CLITES

Aggregate statistics may have nothing to do with the situation of any individual.

Little Lessons in Larceny

The messages learned in childhood are often the most enduring.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by RUSSELL MADDEN

The messages learned in childhood are often the most enduring.

Learning From Experience

Why have so many so-called intellectuals fallen in love with Communism?

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by IVAN PONGRACIC JR.

Why have so many so-called intellectuals fallen in love with Communism?

The Case for Happy Endings

Negative literature tends to foster negative attitudes.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by KARINA WORLTON

Negative literature tends to foster negative attitudes.

A Nation of Children

Americans can't be free while relying on a central authority to care for them.

DECEMBER 01, 1993 by BRANDON CROCKER

Americans can't be free while relying on a central authority to care for them.

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