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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

Why Is Obama Behaving Like Putin?

A front-page story in yesterday’s New York Times demonstrates perfectly why American corporations are loath to take a public stance against the U.S. government, especially when it comes to foreign policy. In fact, although the story focuses on American ...

The Washington Post Is Wrong on Foreign Interventionism

Last Sunday, the Washington Post published an editorial on U.S. foreign policy that would astound any self-respecting libertarian. It sure astounded me! I found the piece to be absolutely incredible. If that’s the best reasoning that interventionists can come ...

Déjà Vu in Ukraine

Pardon me, but I’m experiencing déjà vu with respect to Ukraine, specifically relating to the CIA. As everyone knows, the CIA’s business involves regime change, operations in which the CIA oftentimes secretly and surreptitiously ousts democratically elected regimes that are ...

The Cold War Continues Against Cuba

Why in the world does the United States still maintain an economic embargo against Cuba? The popular answer is that a few Cuban-American members of Congress from Florida won’t permit Congress to lift the embargo. That excuse has always ...

What About Racism in Government Programs?

With all the furor over racial bigotry stirred up by the Donald Stirling/Los Angeles Clippers controversy, my question is: How come all the people who condemn Stirling’s racial bigotry continue to support government programs that inflict great harm on ...

The U.S. Embrace of Monetary Tyranny, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The rise of Bitcoin as an alternative currency raises some important questions about America’s monetary system. Why does the United States have a fiat-money system — that is, ...

Racial Bigotry and the Free Market

Statists have long taken libertarians to task for opposing mandatory integration laws and defending the right of bigoted owners of business establishments to discriminate against people on the basis of race. They inevitably accuse of libertarians of being racists ...

Venezuela and Egypt

It would be difficult to find a better example of U.S. government double-dealing and hypocrisy than U.S. foreign policy toward Venezuela and Egypt. The U.S. government funnels millions of dollars in foreign aid into both countries — aid that has ...

Drug-War Corruption

It’s hard to conceive of a more corrupting government program than the drug war. It corrupts everything it touches. According to the Associated Press, a former sheriff’s commander in Hidalgo County, Texas, recently pled guilty to taking cash from ...

Another Key to Higher Standards of Living

In my blog post of yesterday, “The Reason for America’s Economic Decline,” I wrote about the critical importance of savings and capital to achieving a high standard of living, especially for those people at the bottom of the ...
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