Freeman

February 1970

Volume 20, 1970

FEATURES

Emblem of Freedom

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by GEORGE CAHILL

A legend of Freedom and how it can be lost.

Inflation: A Tiger by the Tail

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by HENRY HAZLITT

Like a drug, increasing doses are required for a given "high" feeling, with demoralizing consequences; withdrawal may be agonizing.

Inflation: What It Means

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by WILLIAM B. BOYD

A businessman decides to combat inflation by discussing it with the young folks.

The Invisible Hand

NOVEMBER 01, 1964 by WYATT B. DURRETTE JR.

A part-time job in college affords a clear example of the compatibility between self-interest and service to others.

Brighten the Corner

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by WILLIAM L. EDELEN

"It is very difficult to save the world until first you save yourself."

Lincoln Didn't Say It

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by DEAN RUSSELL

... but well he might have!

What Is Overpopulation?

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by ROUSAS J. RUSHDOONY

"Socialism always faces overpopulation; a free economy does not."

Planning for Peace

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by HANS SENNHOLZ

The economic consequences of peace are far less to be feared than are governmental plans for peace.

The E's Have It

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by W. A. PATON

A perceptive presentation of the case for efficiency and equity in personal performance.

A Living Symbol

FEBRUARY 01, 1970 by EARL ZARBIN

A peaceful, productive, self-responsible person is the first and only helpful step toward peace.

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