Freeman

September 1975

Volume 25, 1975

FEATURES

Is Freedom High on Today's Agenda?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by ALLAN BROWNFIELD

Freedom, alas, is more often given away than taken away.

On Feeding the World

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by DICK BEELER

To bleed America will not feed the world; look to freedom.

Shop Talk

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by EDSON GAYLORD

The president of a prospering enterprise speaks with employees about competition and how to meet it successfully.

Wages, Unemployment and Inflation

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by LUDWIG VON MISES

The wage earner, like every other citizen, is firmly interested in the preservation of the dollar's purchasing power.

The School of Mankind

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by LEONARD E. READ

The power of example in teaching and learning.

The Government's Energy Crisis

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by EUGENE GUCCIONE

What government has done to cause the energy crisis and why we'd best look to the market for a cure.

The Tollway to Nowhere

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by ROBERT C. MOORE

How regulations and controls have created and are prolonging the energy crisis.

Land Use Regulation Harms the Poor

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by BERNARD SIEGAN

Those who aim to help the poor by restricting growth create problems.

Blue Eagles and Dj Vu

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by WALTER B. WRISTON

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed."

A New Kind of Politician

SEPTEMBER 01, 1975 by DAVID WILLIAMS

What would he do for the people? "Absolutely nothing."

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