Freeman

September 1998

Volume 48, 1998

FEATURES

Leonard E. Read: A Portrait

The Advancement of Human Liberty Is a Learning Process

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by EDMUND OPITZ

Leonard E. Read, Crusader

The Freedom Philosophy Remains an Ideal Worth Striving For

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

The Essence of Americanism

The Ideas of Self-Reliance and Private Property Created a Spiritual, Political, and Economic Revolution

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by LEONARD E. READ

An Environment of Freedom

The Umbrella of Environmental Issues Is Curtailing Our Freedoms

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by JO KWONG

Nightmare in Green

The Authoritarian Environmental Movement Wants to Destroy Industrial Civilization

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by JARRET B. WOLLSTEIN

Sustainable Development: Common Sense or Nonsense on Stilts?

Society Has Long Sustained Development Without the Guidance of Green State Planners

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by JERRY TAYLOR

The Mythology of Roosevelt and the New Deal

Roosevelt Was a Resourceful Political Opportunist

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by ROBERT HIGGS

Smuggled Cigarettes, Unteachable Politicians

High Cigarette Taxes Have Predictable Consequences

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by JOHN ATTARIAN

A Golden Comeback, Part I

Is Gold Really Dead?

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by MARK SKOUSEN

If Rates of Return Matter, Social Security Is a Goner

Privatization Ought to Be a No-Brainer

SEPTEMBER 01, 1998 by LAWRENCE W. REED
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Economics in One Lesson (full text)

By HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!


By FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same.


By F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life.


By JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.


By LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF)