Freeman

May 1992

Volume 42, 1992

FEATURES

What Free Enterprise Means

MAY 01, 1992 by E.W. DYKES

Entrepreneurs' and consumers' decisions produce a predictable result--prosperity--when freedom is the main ingredient.

Warren Brookes, 1929-1991

MAY 01, 1992 by TIM W. FERGUSON

Brookes used real, meaty numbers to build his arguments.

George Mason and the Bills of Rights

MAY 01, 1992 by GARY WILLIAMS

The man who was the driving force behind the bill receives little attention.

A Most Sensible Man

MAY 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

It was Smith who presented economics as a unique discipline and who first saw the producer and the consumer as vital elements in the economy of a nation.

The Best for Priscilla

MAY 01, 1992 by ROBERT A. PETERSON

Only the continuing vitality of a free society, where people can innovate, create, invest, and serve others as they choose, makes the duPont Institute possible.

Canadian Medicare: Doomed from the Start

MAY 01, 1992 by TERENCE CORCORAN

Canada's health-care crisis is rooted in the same swamp that leads to the decline of all socialized systems all over the world.

Business and the Adopt-a-School Fiasco

MAY 01, 1992 by JOHN HOOD

The discipline of the marketplace must be applied to education.

The Rebirth of Mexico

MAY 01, 1992 by SHEILA MELVIN

Mexico appears to be close to attaining the economic prosperity its long-suffering people deserve.

Sex, Lies, and History

MAY 01, 1992 by TIBOR R. MACHAN

There is much difference between misconduct stemming from negligence as opposed to premeditation.

Street Performers and the Social Contract

MAY 01, 1992 by ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

The homeless, the thugs, and the police harass and interfere with these free souls, refusing to allow them to make their way peaceably in a difficult world.

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