Freeman

May 1975

Volume 25, 1975

FEATURES

Religion and the Free Economy

MAY 01, 1975 by EDMUND OPITZ

Freedom needs a world view which makes mind central and gives truth its proper place.

He Gains Most Who Serves Best

MAY 01, 1975 by PAUL L. POIROT

This rule of the market is its defense of private property.

The Great Anniversary Festival

MAY 01, 1975 by RALPH BRADFORD

A review of the birth of the United States, the founding principles and subsequent events which are worth celebrating.

Macaulay: Defender of Capitalism

MAY 01, 1975 by BRUCE BARTLETT

An answer, in 1830, to Robert Southey's charges against the factory system.

The Reversal: Liberty into Servitude

MAY 01, 1975 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

Concerning the erosion of the concept and the practice of liberty since the founding of the United States.

Falling on Deaf Ears

MAY 01, 1975 by JOHN C. SPARKS

How to become self-reliant and free is the CARE package needed by the poor.

Who is Efficient?

MAY 01, 1975 by BRIAN SUMMERS

Competitive market pricing affords a way to measure cost and know what is wasteful.

Lifelong Learning

MAY 01, 1975 by ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

"Every person has the right to become all that he is capable of becoming."

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1975/5

MAY 01, 1975 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Sovereignty and Compulsory Public-Sector Bargaining" by Sylvester Petro

"Puritan Economic Experiments" by Gary North


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