Freeman

February 1976

Volume 26, 1976

FEATURES

A Bicentennial Question: An Ascendant or Setting Sun?

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Can we bring back to life in America the vital principles underlying the Revolution?

A Mineral Alert

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by PAUL L. POIROT

A growing "public sector" diminishes market opportunities to serve consumers.

The Businessman and Free Enterprise

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by BENJAMIN A. ROGGE

Some suggested ways to help preserve a climate in which business may function.

Why Reforming the ICC Is Not Enough

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by WILLIAM D. BURT

If justice and necessity are to prevail, transportation will be deregulated.

A Free Society

JULY 01, 1959 by SYLVESTER PETRO, LAWRENCE NOONAN

The following exchange poses a question that is--and an answer that ought to be--of increasing concern to all who love life.

Robert Owen: The Woolly-Minded Cotton Spinner

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by MELVIN D. BARGER

Caught in his own web of humanitarianism, messianism, and determinism.

Socialized Hot Dogs?

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by DAVID SCHOLL

Private vs. governmental conduct of business affairs.


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