The Forum of Free Enterprise was a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A.D Shroff and was established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum published booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled ‘Crisis of Controls’ is authored by Murarji J. Vaidya and published in 1960. The author highlights how the government has become control-minded in its behaviour and how it is impacting the economy. With the help of historical context, he evaluates how controls have penetrated in every walk of human life like housing, food, business ventures, etc. He advises the Parliament and the Planning Commission to let go of unnecessary controls. He demonstrates how economic control also translates into control over human lives. By citing examples of West Germany and the UK, he argues how removal of controls helps the development of the economy. He recommends all citizens to cooperate with each other and not fall under the crises of controls.