Freeman

July 1971

Volume 21, 1971

FEATURES

Winter of Decision: 1775-1776

JULY 01, 1971 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Tracing present interventions to their logical conclusion should persuade us of the need to return to freedom.

When Rationing Comes

JULY 01, 1971 by LEONARD E. READ

Tracing present interventions to their logical conclusion should persuade us of the need to return to freedom.

I Pledge Myself to Help Strengthen America

JULY 01, 1971 by W. H. GRAHAM

One man's answer to everyman's question: "What can I do?"

Market Closed!

JULY 01, 1971 by PAUL L. POIROT

In view of the consequences of intervention, why should responsible adults ever want to price themselves out of the market?

Pollution Paranoia

JULY 01, 1971 by JOHN W. CAMPBELL

Of the three kinds of pollutionactual, political, and hystericalthe latter two make it harder to attend to the real problem.

Poverty and Population

JULY 01, 1971 by HENRY HAZLITT

Malthus might have projected food and population trends unduly, but he clearly understood that the solution lies in freedom.

Freedom: Antidote to Political Power

JULY 01, 1971 by HAVEN BRADFORD GOW

Central to the survival of any society is a delicate balance between freedom and order, tradition and change.

Morals and Liberty

JULY 01, 1971 by F. A. HARPER

Testing the Welfare State idea against five fundamental ethical concepts.

Are Schools Necessary?

JULY 01, 1971 by V. ORVAL WATTS

It's easier to get a college degree than an education.


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