Freeman

June 1966

Volume 16, 1966

FEATURES

Progress: The Flower of Freedom

JUNE 01, 1966 by LEONARD E. READ

The Gross National Product would be useful information for anyone buying or selling a nation; but those who deal peacefully in goods and services are better guided by market prices - and freedom.

Please Step Aside

JUNE 01, 1966 by GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III

Professor Roche reminds us that Diogenes knew, several hundred years ago, that the individual could not survive the blessings of the Great Society.

Socialism by Seduction

JUNE 01, 1966 by WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

The seductive lure of government intervention, however, continues to blind citizens to the inevitable accompanying controls, finds William Henry Chamberlin.

How Price Control Leads to..... Socialism

JUNE 01, 1966 by LUDWIG VON MISES

And Professor Mises explains precisely the sequence to absolute control when the government starts tampering with the market to help someone.

Private Rights & Government: Liberty and Authority

JUNE 01, 1966 by GEORGE SUTHERLAND

Almost half a century ago, and prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice George Sutherland pointed out with prophetic insight and clarity the vital role of government in defending - or destroying - private rights.

The Flight From Reality: 21. The Bent to Destruction

JUNE 01, 1966 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

In this chapter of The Flight from Reality, Professor Carson shows how the destructive tendencies of immature individuals are exhibited in their plans for society.

Some Thoughts On Censorship

JUNE 01, 1966 by EDMUND OPITZ

The Reverend Mr. Opitz suggests that, rather than a law to prevent the writing and reading of intellectual garbage, we need more freedom - which will afford a better diet for the mind.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1966/6

JUNE 01, 1966 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

John Chamberlain finds that he had forgotten more than the Treasury experts seemed to know about Gresham's law, as he reviews Wooden Nickels by William Rickenbacker.

Private Enterprise in the Public Interest

JUNE 01, 1966 by UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATIO

The 1965 Annual Report of the United States Steel Corporation points out clearly how the public interest is well served by private enterprise.


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