Freeman

March 1958

Volume 8, 1958

FEATURES

Lo, The Poor Taxpayer

MARCH 01, 1958 by BLAKE CLARK

Under the Indian Claims Act of 1946, the government may have to pay out ten billion dollars to repurchase our land from the Indians.

Imprisoned Ideas

MARCH 01, 1958 by W. J. BROWN

Capitalism and Our Culture

MARCH 01, 1958 by EDMUND OPITZ

Blows struck at limited government and free enter­prise strike at the spiritual and cultural bases of our society.

"Famous Last Words"

MARCH 01, 1958 by WALTER J. BLUM

The following article is an experimental exception to Foundation policy against the use of satire for educational purposes. "I wrote it for my own entertainment," says the author. But perhaps it may encourage business managers and stockholders to re-examine some of the modern innovations of corporate practice.

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