Freeman

June 1960

Volume 10, 1960

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We Can't Afford It!

JUNE 01, 1960 by J. EDWARD DAY

An Insurance executive examines Social Security and other manifestations of the "Welfare State" and explains why...

Communism and Capitalism

JUNE 01, 1960 by EDWARD WEBSTER

A scholarly analysis and exposure

The Centuries of Communism

JUNE 01, 1960 by GEORGE WINDER

How the concepts of property rights in England brought to an end...

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