Freeman

June 1996

Volume 46, 1996

FEATURES

Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty

An Interview with America's Most Beloved Historian

JUNE 01, 1996

How Walter Turnbull Inspires Self-Help at the Boys Choir of Harlem

Turnbull Teaches Essential Life Skills to Inner-City Youth

JUNE 01, 1996 by MARISA MANLEY

Why Our Company Needs Immigrants

America Is More Prosperous Because of Immigrants

JUNE 01, 1996 by MICHAEL C. MAIBACH

A Speculator Talks About Free Markets

Markets Evolve Spontaneously, Beyond the Control of Any Individual or Institution

JUNE 01, 1996 by VICTOR NIEDERHOFFER

A Roundup: The Punitive Welfare State

Penalties Suggest the Harsh, Hidden Face of the Welfare State

JUNE 01, 1996 by ANNA SOKOLIN

Most Outrageous Government Waste

Bureaucrats Have Little Incentive to Spend Taxpayer Dollars Responsibly

JUNE 01, 1996 by THOMAS A. SCHATZ

Today's Fight for Property Rights

Regulatory Takings Hit Small Property Owners Hard

JUNE 01, 1996 by NANCIE G. MARZULLA

I Was a Victim of Union Violence

A True Tale of an American Petrofina Strike

JUNE 01, 1996 by BILL HINOTE

How Government Destroys Jobs for Poor Women

Labor Market Regulations and Taxes Limit Employment Opportunities

JUNE 01, 1996 by DOROTHEA EILER

Lord Acton--Political Power Corrupts

Lord Acton Saw Political Power as a Source of Evil

JUNE 01, 1996 by JIM POWELL
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