Freeman

November 1978

Volume 28, 1978

FEATURES

Perspectives on Hunger in the World

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by JOHN A. SPARKS

The history of famine and its causes, and how to combat them.

The Social Responsibility of Business

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by BRIAN SUMMERS

Business profit comes from the efficient use of scarce resources to best serve consumers.

Those Mayflower Ecologists

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by RALPH BRADFORD

A satirical approach to some ancient and recurring problems.

Do You Believe in Freedom?

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by SHARON B. MULWITZ

Each must extend and defend for others the freedom claimed for himself.

World in the Grip of an Idea: 23. The Cold War: Revolutionary vs. Evolutionary Socialism

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by CLARENCE B. CARSON

The distinction between principled and tactical opposition to communism.

Labor in a Free Society

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by TIMOTHY ESHLEMAN

How the free market serves the laborer and those who want his services.

The Rise and Decline of a Welfare State

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by SVEN RYDENFELT

This report from Sweden explains that we are suffocating for lack of freedom.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1978/11

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to Radical Capitalism" by David Friedman.

A LITERATURE OF FREEDOM

NOVEMBER 01, 1978 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

An extensive catalogue of libertarian classics.


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