Freeman

March 1978

Volume 28, 1978

FEATURES

The Consumer's Role

MARCH 01, 1978 by CYD ESSOCK

Responsible choice by consumers is the key to the survival of the free market economy in the United States.

The Market for Labor

MARCH 01, 1978 by DENNIS BECHARA

Concerning syndicalism, profit sharing, codetermination and other coercive measures to give managerial power to laborers.

Jeremiah's Job

MARCH 01, 1978 by GARY NORTH

To understand reality and present it in the most effective way is the prophet's job.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 15. Sweden: The Matrix of Tradition and Gradualism

MARCH 01, 1978 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The twilight zone of gradualism or evolutionary socialism, as exemplified by Sweden.

To Be Forewarned...

MARCH 01, 1978 by JOHN T. FLYNN, EDWIN W. KEMMERER

What modern-day prophets were trying to tell us.

Ten Rules for Understanding Economic Development

MARCH 01, 1978 by ROBERT HIGGS

A critical appraisal of the collective view; a suggestion that growth is personal.

The Problem with Power

MARCH 01, 1978 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

The urge to force improvement of others often precludes their voluntary cooperation.

Political Medicine Breeds Social Conflict

MARCH 01, 1978 by HANS SENNHOLZ

A society that transfers property by political force is a society at war.

Making Sense Out of the World

MARCH 01, 1978 by RALPH BRADFORD

Dropping out of life "to find oneself" may be harmful to the health.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1978/3

MARCH 01, 1978 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Enemies of Society" by Paul Johnson

"This Nation Shall Endure" by Ezra Taft Benson


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