Freeman

July 1972

Volume 22, 1972

FEATURES

Power to the People: the Mask of Despotism

JULY 01, 1972 by CARL KEYSER

How the earliest seeds of socialism sprouted and grew in the United States in the late nineteenth and twentieth century.

Vouchers: Government Control of Private Schools?

JULY 01, 1972 by JOHN P. CAHILL

"It is hardly lack of due process for the government to regulate that which it subsidizes."

Ownership: Free but Not Cheap

JULY 01, 1972 by GARY NORTH

The private owner cannot escape the costs of ownership and the obligation to act as steward of his goods for the public's benefit.

Off the Beaten Track

JULY 01, 1972 by LEONARD E. READ

There is no way to follow the crowd to a new idea or a better way of life.

The Founding of the American Republic: 12. The Scourge of Inflation

JULY 01, 1972 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The early American attempts at deficit financing were "not worth a Continental."

The Pine Tree Shilling

JULY 01, 1972 by KEVIN CULLINANE

The story of the first private coinage in America.

Zoning Laws: The Case for Repeal

JULY 01, 1972 by DAVID MANDEL

The more scarce and valuable a given resource, the more urgent the need for private ownership and market disposition.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1972/7

JULY 01, 1972 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Safe Places" by David and Holly Franke

"Freedom and the Law" by Bruno Leoni


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