Freeman

September 2003

Volume 53, 2003

FEATURES

The Individual and Society

Society Exists to Serve Individuals—Not the Other Way Around

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by ARTHUR FOULKES

Neither Slavery Nor Involuntary Servitude

Proponents of Military Conscription Want to Accomplish Social Goals

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by AEON SKOBLE

To the Medical Socialists of All Parties

Freedom Teaches Responsibility

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Importance of FEE, Then and Now

The Job of Economic Education Must Be Undertaken Now

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by RICHARD EBELING

Is the Marketplace Efficient?

How Do We Determine an Item's Highest-Valued Use?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Book Reviews

FEBRUARY 01, 2005

Slim Pickings on the Job Bush

Is Everyone Entitled to a Job?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by GARY MCGATH

Money Talks?

Which Party Is Superior in Economic Transactions?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by GENE CALLAHAN

Regulatory Roadblocks to Turning Waste to Wealth

How Denmark Recycles Industrial Byproducts

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by PIERRE DESROCHERS

The Real Population Problem

Changing Population Structures Can't Support Welfare States

SEPTEMBER 01, 2003 by JAMES PERON
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Economics in One Lesson (full text)

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


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


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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)