Freeman

May 1958

Volume 8, 1958

FEATURES

The Human Side of Human Beings: Fountainhead of the Free Economy

MAY 01, 1958 by SIDNEY J. ABELSON

The uniqueness of man is that sooner or later he releases himself from the shackles of an imposed routine and strikes out for new adventures and progress toward some higher goal.

Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation

MAY 01, 1958 by LUDWIG VON MISES

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

The Measure of Success

MAY 01, 1958 by ROBERT H. SIGNOR, ANN SIGNOR

Here's a story of success achieved without benefit of minimum wage legislation or limitation of hours of work or sit-down strikes or price supports or other "privileges," any one of which might have prevented what the Prokupeks have been able to do for themselves through service to others.

Recipe for a Good Meal

MAY 01, 1958 by LEONARD E. READ

There's more to this recipe than gourmets or culinary artists usually talk about, for this salmagundi has a bit of social philosophy in it.

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