Freeman

February 1972

Volume 22, 1972

FEATURES

Why Can't We Have Both?

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by JEAN HOCKMAN

Reasons why the rejection of Capitalism in America ought to be reconsidered.

Rights and Pseudo-Rights

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by JOHN D. LINDL

A genuine right applies equally to all, at the expense of no one in particular.

On Re-reading THE LAW

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by RAY L. COLVARD

A book worth reading is worth reading again.

From Price Control to Valley Forge: 1777-78

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by PERCY L. GREAVES JR.

A timely reminder of the sorry consequences of closing the market.

We and the Third World

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by ERIK KUEHNELT-LEDDIHN

A realistic appraisal of the prospects of helping the developing nations.

The Modern Volunteer Army

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by DAVID KRAMER

Concerning various aspects of the draft-army mentality that are inconsistent with a voluntary organization.

Should We Divide the Wealth?

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by HENRY HAZLITT

To concentrate on the division of wealth is to neglect the production upon which all else depends.

Free Giving vs. the Welfare State

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by CHARLES R. LADOW

Personal giving is the only kind; and it is best done voluntarily.

The Founding of the American Republic: 7. The First American Crisis: 1763-66

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

How George Ill and Parliament set the stage for colonial resistance.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1972/2

FEBRUARY 01, 1972 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Toward Liberty" by various authors on 90th birthday of Ludwig von Mises.

"First Things, Last Things" by Eric Hoffer


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