Freeman

January 1979

Volume 29, 1979

FEATURES

The Torrent of Laws

JANUARY 01, 1979 by HENRY HAZLITT

The proliferation of laws at all levels of government diminishes the liberty of the individual and leads to dictatorship.

War Without End

JANUARY 01, 1979 by ALEJANDRO CHAFUEN

How the exploitation theory of Marx translates into terrorist activities.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 25. The Cold War: Terrorizing Many Lands

JANUARY 01, 1979 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

A world survey of the vital role of terror tactics in the communist drive for power.

The Market Economy vs. The Welfare State

JANUARY 01, 1979 by PERCY L. GREAVES JR.

Why living standards decline in a society of factions fighting for "fair shares."

The Attack on Concentration

JANUARY 01, 1979 by YALE BROZEN

Firms that efficiently win a large share of the market face FTC and antitrust prosecutionto the detriment of consumers.

Has Capitalism a Future?

JANUARY 01, 1979 by PAUL JOHNSON

A noted British historian checks the record of 5000 years and our prospects for survival in these threatening times.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1979/1

JANUARY 01, 1979 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"John Randolph of Roanoke: A Study in American Politics" by Russell Kirk

"Arator" by John Taylor

"The Critics of Keynesian Economics" edited by Henry Hazlitt


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