Freeman

June 1995

Volume 45, 1995

FEATURES

Knowledge, Ignorance, and Government Schools

We Are Utterly Ignorant of the Possibilities for Free-Market Education

JUNE 01, 1995 by SHELDON RICHMAN

History of the Voucher Idea

Milton Friedman Popularized but Did Not Originate the School-Voucher Concept

JUNE 01, 1995 by ANTONY FLEW

Vouchers: Politically Correct Money

Vouchers Create the Illusion of Parental Authority Without the Substance Thereof

JUNE 01, 1995 by GARY NORTH

Capitalism Is Merciless to Capitalists

Capitalism Is a Great Force for Efficiency

JUNE 01, 1995 by ALLAN LEVITE

Lessons from a Year in Romania

Socialism Wastes Resources

JUNE 01, 1995 by SANDRA L. GOODMAN

Why Socialism Failed

Collectivism Is Based on Faulty Principles

JUNE 01, 1995 by MARK J. PERRY

The New Nihilism

Terror Culture Is Growing in Force and Articulation

JUNE 01, 1995 by MICHAEL D. WEISS

A Walk on the Supply Side

Products Ultimately Are Purchased with Products

JUNE 01, 1995 by RAYMOND J. KEATING

The Minimum Wage Law

Minimum Wage Laws Disadvantage Young and Inexperienced Workers

JUNE 01, 1995 by RAPHAEL G. KAZMANN

The Mushroom Wars

Common Property Ownership Wastes and Degrades Resources

JUNE 01, 1995 by RICHARD B. COFFMAN
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