Freeman

November 1993

Volume 43, 1993

FEATURES

Voluntarism in Health: A Forgotten Solution

Free clinics allow physicians to help the poor.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Free clinics allow physicians to help the poor.

The Economic Way of Thinking, Part 2

The value of any economic good is no more and no less than what some individual will offer in exchange for it.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by RONALD NASH

The value of any economic good is no more and no less than what some individual will offer in exchange for it.

National Health Care: Medicine in Germany, 1918-1945

Does the modern bureaucratization of medicine risk a return to the horrors of national socialist medicine?

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by MARC S. MICOZZI M.D.

Does the modern bureaucratization of medicine risk a return to the horrors of national socialist medicine?

Medicine and the Welfare State

Governmentalized medicine opens up a road to national catastrophe.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by MELCHIOR PALYI

Governmentalized medicine opens up a road to national catastrophe.

What Hunger Insurance Could Teach Us About Health Insurance

Insurance should not be prepayment for routine medical expenses.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by JOSEPH L. BAST

Insurance should not be prepayment for routine medical expenses.

The Freeway to Serfdom

Universal access will destroy our existing insurance and medical system.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by JANE M. ORIENT M.D.

Universal access will destroy our existing insurance and medical system.

The Consequences of Managed Competition

Disturbing the partnership between generalists and specialists diminishes the quality of health care.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by VINCENT W. CANGELLO M.D.

Disturbing the partnership between generalists and specialists diminishes the quality of health care.

The Coming Financial Collapse of Social Security

Social Security's problems can only be solved by shifting to a private system.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by PETER J. FERRARA

Social Security's problems can only be solved by shifting to a private system.

The Politics of the Fair Share

The false morality of the welfare state has led voters into a crisis.

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by GARY NORTH

The false morality of the welfare state has led voters into a crisis.

Book Review: Social Security: What Every Taxpayer Should Know by A. Haeworth Robertson

An excellent handbook for taxpayers by a former Social Security actuary

NOVEMBER 01, 1993 by JOHN ATTARIAN

An excellent handbook for taxpayers by a former Social Security actuary

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