Freeman

September 1974

Volume 24, 1974

FEATURES

Rewarding Failure

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by RICHARD C. RENSTROM

A national policy that is a sure road to disaster.

"Speak for Yourself, John" Revisited

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by RIDGWAY K. FOLEY JR.

Presume not to live another's life for him.

What Is Philanthrophy?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by CHARLES R. LADOW

If private charity is demeaning, how may we describe governmental redistribution?

Makers or Takers

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by ROGER DONWAY

Why it is wrong to count on the promises of socialism.

The Beleaguered Businessman

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by PERRY E. GRESHAM

The case for business needs to be made as long as antibusiness groups are advocating socialism.

Reflections on Gullibility

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by LEONARD E. READ

The better we see our blessings the less vulnerable we are to "costless" panaceas.

Political Freedom Is Not Enough

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by MILLER UPTON

We need liberty as well as democracy!

Freedom's Bounty

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by CARL KEYSER

The importance of personal freedom for economic development and growth.

The Enigma

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by RALPH BRADFORD

The testing of America by citizens who are doing their utmost to destroy it.

A Reviewer's Notebook - 1974/9

SEPTEMBER 01, 1974 by JOHN CHAMBERLAIN

"The Fellow-Travellers: a Postscript to the Enlightenment" by David Caute


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