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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

Conservatives Favor Competitive Socialism in Education

An excellent example of how differently libertarians and conservatives view the concepts of freedom and free markets with respect to the area of education appears in an article entitled “The Twinkification of American Education” by John Zmirak, ...

Why Not Separate Charity and the State?

The welfare state is founded on force. With Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies, education grants, foreign aid, and every other welfare-state program, the government forces people to share part of their money with others, including the elderly, the ...

Obama Spoke the Truth on Freedom and War

President Obama undoubtedly stunned proponents of the “war on terrorism” by quoting James Madison in his recent foreign-policy speech: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” In fact, Obama even shocked me with his use ...

The Evil of Humanitarian Interventionism

American statists sometimes justify U.S. military interventionism in foreign countries by saying that it’s necessary to save people from the tyranny and oppression at the hands of their own government. When a dictator is killing his people, they argue, ...

Murder, Inc.

For all his faults and failures, President Lyndon Johnson put it correctly: With its assassination program, the CIA was operating a “damned Murder Inc.” Not only does Johnson’s pointed observation observe the true nature of the federal government’s assassination ...

JFK Assassination Controversy Erupts at Huffington Post

An interesting controversy over the JFK assassination has erupted at the Huffington Post. A man named Peter Mandel has authored an essay entitled, “Conspiracy Theorists Keep My Late Father in Their Sights,” which the Huffington Post published this ...

Will Latin America Lead Us Out of the Drug War Morass?

Interestingly enough, it is Latin America that just might end up leading the world, including the United States, out of the drug-war morass in which most countries have plunged during the past 40 years. After four decades of death, ...

Why Shouldn’t the Federal Government Be Blamed for Boston?

Every time someone suggests that the federal government is to blame for the Boston bombing, American statists have an apoplectic fit over what they view as heresy. But the question is: Why shouldn’t the federal government be held accountable ...

Who Are the Impractical Ones—Conservatives or Libertarians?

As I indicated in yesterday’s blog post, “Sharing Ideas on Liberty in Charleston,” I led an informal pre-discussion session prior to the main program at the Charleston Meeting. The 15 or so participants in the pre-event discussion session ...

Sharing Ideas on Liberty in Charleston

I just returned from Charleston, South Carolina, which has got to be one of the nicest and most unique cities in the world. If you are ever close to Charleston, don’t pass it up. You’ll feel like you just ...
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