Freeman

January 1960

Volume 10, 1960

FEATURES

Lawmakers or Robots?

JANUARY 01, 1960 by FREDERICK MANCHESTER

The True Representative Principle

Political Activity and Political Expenditures

JANUARY 01, 1960 by SYLVESTER PETRO

A study of the consequences of trying to overcome the error of government intervention with further intervention

Love That Neighbor

JANUARY 01, 1960 by JOHN C. SPARKS

A father suggests that we "Play Ball" with our sons.

Economics for the Teachable

JANUARY 01, 1960 by LEONARD E. READ

The socialistic or governmentally planned system pre-supposes bureaucrats competent to control human action, whereas the market economy requires so supermen-- just ordinary people freely exchanging their goods and services choose.


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