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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

A Lesson in Interventionism in Iraq

The great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises pointed out that one government intervention inevitably produces a crisis, which then causes government officials to enact a new intervention to address the crisis. The new intervention, however, produces a new crisis, ...

Let’s Rid America of Veterans

The reason there is a large contingent of veterans in the United States is twofold: (1) because of the many foreign wars waged by the U.S. government in this century and the last and (2) the radical restructuring of ...

Reform vs. Freedom

During its 25-year history, The Future of Freedom Foundation has always refrained from endorsing any reform of the welfare-warfare state. There are two reasons for this steadfast position. First, no matter what reform is adopted, it inevitably makes the situation ...

Measuring the Power of Ideas on Liberty

Ever since FFF was founded in 1989, some people have periodically asked me, “How does FFF measure its success?” My answer: There is no way to adequately measure the power of uncompromising ideas on liberty. What matters are the ...

Obama’s Failed Presidency

It was a foregone conclusion that President Obama wasn’t going to change his stripes when it comes to economic philosophy and policy. Like Republicans and other Democrats, Obama is a died-in-the wool socialist and interventionist. He believes in Social ...

The Biggest Obstacle to Freedom

Expressing their obvious contempt for the overall situation in America, voters played their latest game of musical chairs by putting Republicans back in charge of Congress. It won’t make any difference at all. That’s because the Republicans who have been ...

The IRS vs. the Free Society

My favorite quote of all time is by Johann Von Goethe: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” The quote perfectly encapsulates the plight of the American people. Most Americans honestly believe they are ...

Congressional Elections Are a Big Waste of Money

Like other congressional elections, millions of dollars have been spent on electoral campaigns in the run-up to the elections tomorrow. It’s one horrific waste of time, energy, and resources for the citizenry. Whoever wins a seat in Congress — ...

Separate Economy and the State

For centuries, governments established, controlled, regulated, and subsidized religious activity. Then some people began asking a revolutionary question: Why not separate religious activity and the state in such a way that the state would be barred from involving itself ...

A Lesson from 19th-Century Americans

Ever since I founded The Future of Freedom Foundation 25 years ago, people have periodically said to me things like: “Jacob, FFF’s uncompromising approach to libertarianism sounds good but it just isn’t practical. Ideals are fine but since they ...
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