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Bart Frazier is program director at The Future of Freedom Foundation. Send him email.

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The Hidden Consequences of Government Programs

One of the more insidious effects of government production of goods and services is that the products that would have been produced in a free market — and the innovations that would have arisen — ...

The Constitution and Foreign Policy

Protecting the country from invasion and securing individual rights are two of the vital functions of the federal government. At the same time the government is the greatest threat to our freedom. This was the ...

Destroying the Everglades

When most people think of southern Florida, they conjure up images of Disney World and spring break. Yet further south than Mickey and Daytona International Speedway are the Florida Everglades, one of ...

Soft-Hearted Economists Need Clear Heads

One of the issues at stake in the 2006 midterm elections was a raise in the minimum wage. Voters in six states had minimum-wage increases on the ballot, and unfortunately all of the initiatives passed. ...

The Failed Attempt to Leash the Dogs of War

Of the many powers that government is granted, none has more potential for disaster than the power to wage war. Not only does warfare cost a country in terms of lost lives, it also ...

Zoning’s Attack on Liberty and Property

One of the most coercive tools that public officials have at their disposal is zoning. City councils and county boards throughout the country use zoning regulations to dictate which uses are permitted ...

The Eminent-Domain Origin of Shenandoah National Park

The establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1926 is one of the greatest abuses of eminent domain in our country’s history. With the Commonwealth of Virginia condemning the entire area and removing more than 450 families, many by force, ...

Conservatives and Immigration Control

To most people, the idea of open borders seems like a radical idea. And of the people most vehemently opposed to it these days, conservatives top the list. But if a run-of-the-mill ...

Better Surfing Comes with Property Rights

Property rights have long been recognized as a cornerstone of individual liberty and economic prosperity. As long as people are secure in their right to use, alter, and trade their belongings as they see fit, freedom and an ever-increasing ...
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