Freeman

January 1995

Volume 45, 1995

FEATURES

Score One for Tribalism

Tribalism Is Intolerant of Individual Rights

JANUARY 01, 1995 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973): A Prophet Without Honor in His Own Land

Mises' Ideas, Based on Human Action Principles, Live On

JANUARY 01, 1995 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

Invasion of the Mind Snatchers

America Is Undergoing an Ideological Shift to Collectivism

JANUARY 01, 1995 by NELSON HULTBERG

Tacit Consent: A Quiet Tyranny

Is One Who Benefits from a Society Obligated to It?

JANUARY 01, 1995 by BOWEN GREENWOOD

How Important Is Your Vote?

Low Voter Turnout Does Not Endanger Our Political System

JANUARY 01, 1995 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Don't get me wrong. I cherish the right to vote--so much so that I don't want it belittled by those who think that just showing up at the polls is all it takes to assure the survival of representative government. There are some people who should vote, and then there are others--millions of them, unfortunately--who would do representative government a big favor if they didn't.

Private Property Ownership

Government Power Diminishes Our Private Property Rights

JANUARY 01, 1995 by AL BELLERUE

Private Property and Government Under the Constitution

Modern Intellectuals Do Not Take Private Property Seriously

JANUARY 01, 1995 by GARY PECQUET

A Matter of Principle: The Second American Revolution?

Voters Have Handed Liberalism a Stunning Repudiation at the Polls

JANUARY 01, 1995 by ROBERT JAMES BIDINOTTO

The First Atomic Age: A Failure of Socialism

Even Democratic Governments Are Poor Managers of New Technology

JANUARY 01, 1995 by RODNEY ADAMS

Nuclear Power: Our Best Option

Nuclear Power Is Much Safer Than We've Been Taught

JANUARY 01, 1995 by MIKE OLIVER
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