Freeman

March 1967

Volume 17, 1967

FEATURES

Government by Men

MARCH 01, 1967 by ROBERT K. NEWELL

Robert Newell, from his farmstead in Michigan, sees the best hope for better government to be in the self-control exercised by better individuals.

Men, Not Money, Will Overcome Poverty

MARCH 01, 1967 by WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLAIN

Nor does author-journalist William Henry Chamberlin expect any alleviation of poverty from the political juggling of funds by persons isolated from the problem.

The Selective Employment Tax

MARCH 01, 1967 by GEORGE WINDER

A careful student of political affairs in Britain tabs their new Selective Employment Tax a major regression toward mercantilism.

American Federalism: Future

MARCH 01, 1967 by GEORGE CHARLES ROCHE III

Those who understand and practice freedom may breathe new life into the forms of American Federalism, suggests Dr. Roche, and revitalize the government as an instrument of justice rather than forced equality.

Freedom: Our Dilemma

MARCH 01, 1967 by W. WATTS BIGGERS

How can we hope to bring freedom to other lands, or even our own, until each of us frees himself from the fears and prejudices of his animal nature?

The Challenge of Business

MARCH 01, 1967 by TOM ROSE

For Junior Achievers, Tom Rose points up some of the basic principles and challenges of business life that may be helpful to businessmen of all ages.

Organized Irresponsibility

MARCH 01, 1967 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Bad enough that individuals sometimes act irresponsibly on their own, thinks Professor Carson, but alas to the society that adopts the welfare formula of organized irresponsibility!

The Pricing of Gasoline

MARCH 01, 1967 by HAROLD M. FLEMING

Perhaps no one is better able than Harold Fleming to draw from the complexities of the pricing of gasoline the true miracle of the market that it is.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1967/3

MARCH 01, 1967 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


Professor Walter Gellhorn's When Americans Complain arouses a note of protest from John Chamberlain.

For somewhat different approaches to the same thing, see Ayn Rand's Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal reviewed by Elizabeth Gillett, and Irving Howard's The Christian Alternative to Socialism reviewed by Norman Ream.

And now from his reviewer's chair, George Roche commends Our Western Heritage and The Scriptural Standard in Economics and Government, both by Edward Coleson.


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