Freeman

June 1971

Volume 21, 1971

FEATURES

The Problem of Poverty

JUNE 01, 1971 by HENRY HAZLITT

The history of famine conditions and their alleviation through creative capitalism.

The High Price of Protectionism

JUNE 01, 1971 by PAUL L. POIROT

Paying men not to work is just one of the ways of closing the market and wasting scarce resources.

Am I Constantly Correcting?

JUNE 01, 1971 by LEONARD E. READ

Self-improvement is a process of constantly correcting; the market signals the opportunities.

Soviet Dissent: Heat without Light

JUNE 01, 1971 by MELVIN D. BARGER

Freedom of the press a lost cause once socialistic interventions are introduced.

To a Student from Abroad

JUNE 01, 1971 by ARTHUR HERCZ

Do the best you can in the circumstances, and judge your success by those who choose to follow your example.

The Law School and Legal Training

JUNE 01, 1971 by SYLVESTER PETRO

How legal training and legal systems relate to the survival and the progress of the free society.

The Individual in Society

JUNE 01, 1971 by LUDWIG VON MISES

"No government... can guarantee and bring about freedom otherwise than by supporting and defending the fundamental institutions of the market economy."

Individual Liberty and the Rule of Law

JUNE 01, 1971 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

Tracing the role of the law, and the limitations upon government, for the maximization of liberty.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1971/6

JUNE 01, 1971 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Red Decade" by Eugene Lyons

"Student Violence" by Edward Bloomberg


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