Freeman

June 1975

Volume 25, 1975

FEATURES

Caveat Emptor: The Consumer's Badge of Authority

JUNE 01, 1975 by BERTEL SPARKS

With that badge the consumer can dictate what goods will be produced, in what quantities, and at what prices.

Free Money Is Sound Money

JUNE 01, 1975 by HANS SENNHOLZ

The history of the gold standard heralds the principles and achievements of free and honest money.

The Pursuit of Excellence

JUNE 01, 1975 by RALPH BRADFORD

Man's most important field of conquest is still himself.

A Majority of One

JUNE 01, 1975 by JO NATHAN

By our effort and maturing we become Man or Woman.

Gold Standards

JUNE 01, 1975 by CHARLES CURLEY

The different so-called standards have different implications for the economy.

The Autumn of Our Discontent

JUNE 01, 1975 by AL BRAUN

Shall we let our policeman give away the store?

Environmentalism and Energy Problems

JUNE 01, 1975 by BERNARD SIEGAN

Many of the problems blamed on the market are created by government interference.

The Great German Inflation

JUNE 01, 1975 by BRUCE BARTLETT

How inflation of World War I led to Hitler, with lessons for today.

Does Government Spending Bring Prosperity?

JUNE 01, 1975 by PERCY L. GREAVES JR.

Our hope for future prosperity depends upon finding the correct answer.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1975/6

JUNE 01, 1975 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

"Castles in the Air" by Leonard E. Read


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