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Author » Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.

Latest from Jacob Hornberger

Libertarian Patriotism vs. Statist Patriotism

Today, Memorial Day, we are exhorted to display our patriotism by supporting the troops. That’s the statist version of patriotism. It involves a deference to authority and a conformity of mindset that induces citizens to automatically support the troops ...

A Military Coup in Thailand

In response to a military coup in Thailand this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement saying: “There is no justification for this military coup. While we value our long friendship with the Thai people, this ...

Kudos to President Correa

Good for Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa for kicking USAID out of his country. If only every nation in the world would do that. While part of USAID’s activities ostensibly relate to helping “the poor,” that’s just a cover to ...

A Rotten Criminal-Justice System

A good sign of a rotten criminal-justice system is the extent to which it is putting good, ordinary people into jail for inane criminal offenses while letting real criminals walk the streets free and carefree. Unfortunately, that is the ...

A Glimmer of Light from Switzerland

Swiss citizens have provided a glimmer of light within the statist darkness into which the United States has plunged. In a national vote, they rejected a proposed national minimum wage of $25 an hour. Even better, they understood why ...

Conservatives Are Doomed

If you attend any conservative conference, I will guarantee you that you will encounter the following mantra countless times: “free enterprise, private property, and limited government.” You will hear it in speeches, read it in brochures, hear it in ...

The Student-Loan Scam

The federal student loan program ranks among the biggest scams of the welfare-state way of life that modern-day Americans have embraced. An article in the Washington Post entitled “College Debt Is Still Keeping Grads from Buying Homes,” points out ...

U.S. Intervention in Nigeria?

The kidnapping of 260 schoolgirls in Nigeria provides another example of why it is in the interests of the American people to dismantle their Cold War national-security state apparatus, including America’s overseas military empire, its gigantic standing army, and ...

The Virtues of Libertarianism

The principle that undergirds the libertarian philosophy is what is known as the nonaggression principle. It holds that people should be free to live their lives in any way they choose, making whatever choices they wish to make, but ...

Immigration Controls Bring Death and Misery

Twelve-year-old Noemi Alvarez Quillay is dead. She committed suicide. She was making her second attempt to journey from Ecuador to New York City to reunite with her parents, who had illegally come to the United States to better their ...
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