Freeman

June 1977

Volume 27, 1977

FEATURES

How Did We Lose Our Freedom?

JUNE 01, 1977 by GEORGE C. LEEF

History of the decline of judicial concern for economic freedom and private property.

Why Inflation Is Worldwide

JUNE 01, 1977 by HENRY HAZLITT

World wars, welfare programs, and international monetary policies bring continuing devaluation.

The Technician's Role in Advancing Liberty

JUNE 01, 1977 by WILLIAM D. BURT

Practical private alternatives to government force illustrate the rightness of freedom.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 6. Russia - The Communist Facade

JUNE 01, 1977 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Communists have built facades to assist those who want and need to believe that communism works and is the wave of the future.

The Inherent Inefficiency of Government Bureaucracy

JUNE 01, 1977 by ALLAN BROWNFIELD

Inefficiency in public enterprise is no accident; it is built into such noncompetitive endeavors.

Transport Deregulation: An Economic Necessity

JUNE 01, 1977 by JOHN SEMMENS

The promise of more efficient service to the consumer with less waste.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1977/6

JUNE 01, 1977 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Menace of Inflation: Its Causes and Consequences" edited by Carl Wiegand

"We Hold These Truths" by Lawrence Patton McDonald


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