Freeman

January 1974

Volume 24, 1974

FEATURES

The Gullible Society

JANUARY 01, 1974 by W. A. PATON

A careful review of the economic folly rampant today and some of the contributing factors, with a view toward correction.

The Voluntarist's Role

JANUARY 01, 1974 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

A call for action, of the reflective type that denotes self-responsibility.

The Multinational Corporation

JANUARY 01, 1974 by MARK PETERSON

The critics of the multinational firms seem unaware of the benefits they would destroy.

On "Using" the Government

JANUARY 01, 1974 by RALPH BRADFORD

When special interests start using the government for their purposes, look to your defenses.

Liberty vs. Coercion: The Burden of Proof

JANUARY 01, 1974 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Let the proponent of coercion explain why he should force us to help with his plan.

The Future of the Dollar

JANUARY 01, 1974 by HENRY HAZLITT

A review of the U.S. and internationtal departures from gold and of the prospects for a return to sound monetary policy.

"Free Parking" Space Not Available

JANUARY 01, 1974 by GARY NORTH

If it is scarce and valuable, is should carry a price.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1974/1

JANUARY 01, 1974 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Children of Darkness: Some Heretical Reflections on the Kid Cult" by Richard S. Wheeler

"Abraham Lincoln Theologian of American Anguish" by Elton Trueblood

"Understanding the Dollar Crisis" by Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

"Two Concepts of the Rule of Law" by Gottfried Dietze


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