Reason • 38 Years, 390 Issues, 6,980 Articles, 23,442pp
December 1978 Issue - 20 Articles
- Letters, pp. 4-5
- Editorial, pp. 6-10
Homosexual Teachers and Public Schools
- Brickbats, pp. 11-15
[+] Truth as Bestseller (Review) , pp. 16-17
William Simon's diagnosis is well argued, well supported, and well received.
- A Time for Truth by William E. Simon
[+] Hard Thoughts About Warfare (Review) , pp. 18-19
Total war, nuclear deterrence, terrorism, reprisals drawing some moral lines.
- Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer
[+] Tax-Revolt Bible (Review) , pp. 20-21
Kemp-Roth, Steiger, Jarvis... all gain intellectual support from this innovative view o...
- The Way the World Works by Jude Wanniski
[+] The Language of Interminable Introspection (Review) , pp. 22-23
R.D. Rosen singles out the weirdest of the new humanistic therapies. Offering instant h...
- Psychobabble by Richard Dean Rosen
[+] Choosing An 'Ism': Two Flawed Views (2 Reviews) , pp. 24-26
Like Hilaire Belloc in 1913, Jean-Francois Revel considers the options but gives up on ...
- The Totalitarian Temptation by Jean-Francois Revel
- The Servile State by Hilaire Belloc
- The Detective as Truth-Seeker, pp. 27-29
A Ross MacDonald novel is more than a thriller.
[+] A Plague on All Your Houses (3 Reviews) , pp. 30-32
Three new books identify government as the culprit in our serious housing problems but ...
- The Builders by Martin Mayer
- Housing Costs and Government Regulations by Stephen R. Seidel
- Zoning and Property Rights by Robert H. Nelson
[+] Science Standing On Tiptoes (Review) , pp. 33-35
The Study of the Future
- The Study of the Future by Edward Cornish
[+] The Genesis of "The Invisible Hand" (Review) , pp. 36-37
The Passions and the Interests
- The Passions and the Interests by Albert O. Hirschman
[+] Explaining Scientific Genius (2 Reviews) , pp. 38-39
Edison: The Man Who Made the Future, by Ronald William Clark
- Edison: The Man Who Made the Future by Ronald William Clark
- Einstein: The Life and Times by Ronald W. Clark
[+] Promethean Lives (Review) , pp. 40-41
A Self-help Book with Substance
- Exuberance by Paul W. Kurtz
[+] Sorting Out the New Economics Texts (12 Reviews) , pp. 42-46
Which books provide a solid free-market introduction to economics?
- A Primer in Economics by Belton M. Fleisher, Kenneth J. Kopecky, and David Terry Paul, ...
- The Economic Way of Thinking by Paul T. Heyne
- Choice and Change by William Dickneider and David Kaplan
- People and Markets by Robert Campbell
- Elements of Microeconomics by Robert S. Main and Charles W. Baird
- Elements of Macroeconomics by Charles W. Baird
- Basic Economics by Edwin G. Dolan and David Earl Lindsey
- Scarcity and Freedom by Heinz Kohler
- Modern Political Economy by Richard B. McKenzie and Gordon Tullock
- Economics in Our Time: Concepts and Issues by Dwight R. Lee and Robert F. McNown
- Economics in Our Time: Macro Issues by Dwight R. Lee and Robert F. McNown
- The Economics of Macro Issues by Roger LeRoy Miller
- Meeting of the (Free) Minds, pp. 47-49
The Mont Pelerin Society's 1978 gathering in Hong Kong brought news of encouraging inte...
- Viewpoint, p. 50
Optimism and Pessimism in Hong Kong
- Money, p. 51
1979: Year of the Dollar?
- Spotlight, p. 52
Arts & Letters
[+] Movies (2 Reviews) , pp. 53-60
A Woman in Her Window; Days of Heaven; The Revenge of the Pink Panther
- Days of Heaven (1978 Film) by Terrence Malick
- The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978 Film) by Blake Edwards