Freeman

October 1973

Volume 23, 1973

FEATURES

Is Escape from the Poverty Trap Possible?

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by BERTEL SPARKS

The blessings of freedom are possible to those not bound by the burdens and temptations of the welfare state.

The American Dream

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by JOHN E. NESTLER

When principles give way to materialism, the dream becomes a nightmare.

Challenges of the Communications Explosion

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by PHILIP LESLY

Examining new patterns in our human climate that challenge our stability and progress.

Appeal to the Intellect

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by LEONARD E. READ

If we would attract, we must appeal to the best, not the worst, in ourselves and in others.

Who Profits from East-West Trade?

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by EUGENE GUCCIONE

The record of successful market exchange with socialists is very discouraging to non-socialists.

The Market, or the Welfare State

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by PAUL L. POIROT

How the market and its money system serve especially the laboring poor.

Capitalism and Morality

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by EDWARD CELESON

The bad reputation of the market economy cannot be justified from the record.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1973/10

OCTOBER 01, 1973 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN


"The Western Marxists" by Neil McInnes

"The Morals of Markets" by H. B. Acton

"Passing of the Modern Age" by John Lukacs


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