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Author » Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Social Insecurity and The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom. His newest books are War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com. Send him e-mail.

Latest from Laurence M. Vance

Free the Gas Pumps!

Aside from both being coastal states, New Jersey and Oregon have little in common except for one infamous thing. Drivers vacationing or passing through either state for the first time who have to stop to gas up their cars ...

COLAs Reveal the True Nature of Social Security

The more than 63 million Americans who receive Social Security retirement, disability, survivorship, or death benefits will not be getting a Christmas gift later this year from the Social Security Administration. Although those Americans have come to expect a ...

Fifty Years of Socialized Art and Culture

Overshadowed by the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid this year was the fiftieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. On September 29, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed ...

The Morality of Libertarianism

Libertarianism is a political philosophy that says that people should be free from government interference to live their life any way they desire and engage in any economic activity they choose as long as their actions are peaceful and ...

Gambling with Federalism

The relation between the fifty states and the national government under the U.S. Constitution is a federal one in which power is divided and shared between the states and the national government. Or at least it is supposed to be ...

Why Are Republicans So Upset about Obamacare?

Although Republicans have talked incessantly about repealing Obamacare since the day it became the law of the land, they were for Republican versions of it before they were against it. They are for Republican versions of it right now. ...

The Consistency of Libertarianism

The essence of libertarianism is that a person should be free to live his life in any manner he chooses as long as his activities are peaceful, his interactions are consensual, and his associations are voluntary. Conservative godfather Russell Kirk ...

Republican Hypocrisy on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country. Although the organization also provides sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to 2.7 million women (and men) annually through its approximately 700 health centers throughout ...

Eighty Years of Socialism

Social Security reaches an important milestone in August of this year. The Social Security Administration is celebrating 80 years of “public service” with a tree-planting ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Baltimore, a public-policy discussion in Washington, ...

The War That Justified Other Wars

The Good War That Wasn’t — And Why It Matters: World War II’s Moral Legacy by Ted Grimsrud (Cascade Books, 2014), 286 pages. Even among some libertarians, World War II is viewed as the great exception. Although it ...
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