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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

Ditch the War on Poverty Forever

An article in the New York Times, entitled “The Mismeasure of Poverty,” defends the “war on poverty,” which President Lyndon Johnson declared some 50 years ago. Actually though, as the article’s author, Sheldon H. Danziger, points out, Social ...

Is it Possible to Restore a Healthy Society to America?

In the days ahead, there will inevitably be countless psychological analyses of Aaron Alexis, the man, now deceased, who is alleged to have been the killer at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexis had recently complained that people were harassing ...

What Good Are D.C.’s Gun-Control Laws?

Ironically, before I heard about the gun massacre at the Washington Navy Yard, I was planning on blogging on the issue of gun control in Washington, D.C., based on an article that appeared in last Sunday’s Washington Post. ...

The Military’s Allegiance to the President

While President Obama’s hope of bombing Syria has been dashed, at least for the short term, the episode provides a valuable reminder of the role that a vast standing army plays in our governmental structure. Even though Obama planned to ...

American Opposition to War on Syria

The overwhelming opposition of the American people to President Obama’s bid to start another U.S. war — this one against Syria — helps light the darkness under which we are living. It is refreshing that the American people did ...

The Most Boring Show on Television

According to Wikipedia, Fox News’ “The Five” is “the second-most watched program in all of cable news in the United States, placing only behind 'The O’Reilly Factor.'” That is absolutely amazing because by any libertarian standard, it’s got to ...

The Strange Love for Pinochet

As part of its coverage on President Obama’s plan to bomb Syria, yesterday’s New York Times reported the results of a survey it recently conducted. The article stated in part: When asked whether the United States should intervene ...

The 40th Anniversary of Chile’s 9/11

Tomorrow, September 11, marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 military coup in Chile that ousted the democratically elected socialist-communist Salvador Allende from power and installed the brutal right-wing military dictator General Augusto Pinochet. It was a coup that ...

Interventionists Should Hang Their Heads in Shame

As if on cue, mainstream media types, both on the left and right, are trotting out their old Hitler-World War II card to justify another U.S. war, this time against Syria. Two notable examples: Bill Keller, former editor of ...

An Awesome Book on the Warfare State

I just finished reading an absolutely awesome book. It’s entitled The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963. (Order hard copy here and Kindle version here). I’ll be writing ...
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