Freeman

June 1992

Volume 42, 1992

FEATURES

The New Statism

JUNE 01, 1992 by GLEN THUROW

A form of statism has evolved whose adherents are less concerned with outcome and more concerned with controlling the processes of society.

The Commonwealth of Independent States: Land of Opportunity

JUNE 01, 1992 by PETER J. HILL

Perhaps only a small fraction of the CIS population will be optimistic entrepreneurs at first, but others will observe and learn.

The Separation of Church and State

JUNE 01, 1992 by RALPH A. RAIMI

To a Polish Jew, America was a miracle.

Freedom of Education Will Solve Our Education Crisis

JUNE 01, 1992 by JACK D. DOUGLAS

Parents and their children have all the incentives to learn, discover, and pursue the ways of learning that work for them in the real world.

A School with a Money-Back Guarantee

JUNE 01, 1992 by SCOTT PAYNE

Michigan's HOPE Academy pursues profit, the most reliable form of feedback.

Private Treasures at Antietam

JUNE 01, 1992 by JO ANN FROBOUCK

Private landowners have been the uncelebrated protectors of Antietam's rich history.

The Case of the Sighing Mechanics

JUNE 01, 1992 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

Why has America lost its competitive edge in automobile manufacturing?

Saying Yes

JUNE 01, 1992 by ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

We can choose to build a society where creativity, wealth, and profit are directly linked with a person's actions, and as individuals we can choose to say "yes," to work well and responsibly.

Microcosm: The Decline of U.S. Competitiveness

JUNE 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

Our declining role in world markets is the fault of stifling government regulations.

Are We Only Good at Waging War?

JUNE 01, 1992 by EVELYN PYBURN

To build a war machine has never been the goal of most Americans.

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