Freeman

November 1976

Volume 26, 1976

FEATURES

Reflections on Amusement Parks Among Other Closed Systems

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The customer stands and waits when the market is not allowed to function effectively.

A New Message: VII. On Amendment XVII

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by JACKSON PEMBERTON

Words of courage and counsel from the hearts of the Founding Fathers to their children in a troubled nation.

The Proper Role of Government

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by EZRA BENSON

Any attempt through government intervention to redistribute the material rewards of labor can only result in the eventual destruction of the productive base of society.

The Birth of an Idea

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by CHARLES KETTERING

How radio emerged from an idea going back to 600 B.C.

Is Our Economic Future Limited?

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by WARREN T. BROOKES

An answer to doomsday thinking - for it is ideas, not materials, that determine progress.

The Demand for Instant Utopia

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by HENRY HAZLITT

A response to critics of capitalism.

Ideologies and the World Struggle

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by LEE G. MADLAND

The burning issue is between capitalism and statism, regardless of the label given the system of government intervention.

The Spirit of '46

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by EDWARD P. COLESON

History reminds us that constructive change is possible at a time of economic and political turmoil.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1976/11

NOVEMBER 01, 1976 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"Punishing Criminals: Concerning a Very Old and Painful Question" by Ernest van den Haag

"In Our Time" by Eric Hoffer


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