Freeman

November 1995

Volume 45, 1995

FEATURES

Should We Cancel the National Debt?

Repudiation of the Federal Debt Would Be Fundamentally Immoral

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by DANIEL PILLA

Education vs. Democracy

Is Democracy Really Good for Education?

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Solution

The People Must Reclaim Control of the Money Supply

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by MURRAY N. ROTHBARD

How to Return to the Gold Standard

The Major Obstacle to Monetary Reform Is Ideological

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

Central Banks, Gold, and the Decline of the Dollar

Why Has the U.S. Dollar Lost So Much of Its Purchasing Power?

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by ROBERT BATEMARCO

A Solution to the Incentives War?

Government Incentives for Businesses Fail to Create Net Benefits for the General Public

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by ANDREW CLINE

The Wall of Separation Between Church and State

Most Americans Misunderstand the First Amendment's Role in Religion

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by JUDD W. PATTON

The Right to Pray

AUGUST 01, 1964 by WILLIAM E. CAGE

The "right to pray" becomes a public problem only to the extent that it has to do with tax-supported institutions.

Steal These Free Papers?

Taking Free Newspapers Should Be a Crime

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by ERIC LONGLEY

Is the Unabomber an Ecobomber?

The Unabomber's Actions Represent Environmentalists' Goals

NOVEMBER 01, 1995 by ALAN CARUBA
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