Freeman

February 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

Ideas

Will the State try to regulate our sugar intake?

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by LUDWIG VON MISES

Will the State try to regulate our sugar intake?

The Failure of American Public Education

Government is wholly unsuited to teach America’s students.

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by JOHN HOOD

Government is wholly unsuited to teach America's students.

Educational Vouchers: The Double Tax

MAY 01, 1976 by GARY NORTH

Those who want independent schools must stand on principle against the voucher system.

Education in America

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by SUSAN ALDER

Schooling was once the responsibility of parents and churches, not the government.

Disestablishing Public Education

Public-private partnerships provide the economic reality check that public education in this country so desperately needs.

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by ANNA DAVID

Public-private partnerships provide the economic reality check that public education in this country so desperately needs.

Education for One's Own Sake

The myth of government education in our country is an article of general faith.

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by LEONARD E. READ

The myth of government education in our country is an article of general faith.

Homeschooling and Educational Choice

The best possible school choice plan would be the free market.

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by DENNIS L. PETERSON

The best possible school choice plan would be the free market.

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

How did we come to accept that one group’s version of education should be forcibly imposed on every American child?

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by HANNAH LAPP

How did we come to accept that one group's version of education should be forcibly imposed on every American child?

The Illusion That's the Welfare State

Welfarism is a false ideal.

FEBRUARY 01, 1993 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Welfarism is a false ideal.


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