Freeman

June 1967

Volume 17, 1967

FEATURES

Security with a Vengeance

JUNE 01, 1967 by PAUL L. POIROT

Compulsory sharing of wealth for the benefit of consumers has the sorry effect of diminishing the capital and tools that provide employment opportunities.

Power: 1. History

JUNE 01, 1967 by GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III

Dr. George Roche here reviews the history of the uses and abuses of political power, and in subsequent articles will examine some modern manifestations and their effects and look to the prospects for curbing these excesses.

Equality: The Level of Mediocrity

JUNE 01, 1967 by HOWARD E. KERSHNER

A low level of mediocrity is the best that can be expected, suggests Dr. Howard Kershner, from penalizing the successful.

Private Ownership... A Must

JUNE 01, 1967 by HENRY HAZLITT

Henry Hazlitt points out that the imitators of capitalism are unlikely to secure its blessings until they understand and respect the property rights of owners.

Mr. Kappel's Dilemma

JUNE 01, 1967 by LEONARD E. READ

And that's just about what Leonard Read is saying we'll have to do if we ever hope to deliver mail in a business-like way.

Erasmus, Reform, and the Remnant

JUNE 01, 1967 by ROBERT M. THORNTON

Even our moral affairs, if we would heed the teachings of Erasmus of Rotterdam, depend for improvement upon the responsible behavior of individuals.

The Economics of Price Fixing

JUNE 01, 1967 by D. T. ARMENTANO

Professor D. T. Armentano offers a timely warning against the latest reformist efforts at price control.

Antitrust and the Fears of Bigness

JUNE 01, 1967 by HAROLD M. FLEMING

Those who fail to understand why the same company shouldn't be allowed to sell both soap and Clorox will want to share Harold Fleming's latest look at antitrust policies.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1967/6

JUNE 01, 1967 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


John Chamberlain checks his recollections of The First New Deal against those recorded by Raymond Moley.

Professor Alexander Evanoff finds valuable ore and numerous nuggets as he digs Deeper Than You Think with Leonard Read.


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