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Scott McPherson is policy adviser at The Future of Freedom Foundation. An advocate of the Free State Project, he lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Latest from Scott McPherson

The Immigration Debate We’re Not Having

As the nation finds itself embroiled in a debate over immigration, we hear the standard arguments for and against. Those favoring a more liberal approach to immigration warn of the economic consequences of ...

Leave Immigrants and Their Employers Alone

A basic tenet of a free and open society is the right of everyone to try to better his own life. That’s why millions of people come to the United States every year looking ...

Selective Posturing on Guns

I was recently in the Passport Agency in Washington, D.C., and while standing in line I noticed a number of fliers published by the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs providing travel tips for those ...

Crippling Competition, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn’t done for others. There is no substitute ...

Britain’s Gun-Control Folly

A former Texas police officer is causing a stir in jolly Old England. After leaving his job in Garland, Texas, and moving with his British wife and their three children to Reading, Ben ...

Environmentalist Terrorists Burn with Hypocrisy

Early in the morning of November 21, four unoccupied townhouses in Hagerstown, Maryland, were intentionally set on fire, causing approximately $300,000 in damage. An anonymous email to news organizations claimed the attack ...

Crippling Competition, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn’t done for others. There is no substitute ...

Changing the Education Paradigm

America doesn’t have a Department of Sustenance. Why not? Eating is one of the most important things we do. Without food, human beings die. Still, we’re content to allow individual citizens and families to choose for themselves how best ...

A Week in a (Sort of) Libertarian Country, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 The Republic of Costa Rica has no army. The country, roughly the size of West Virginia and with a population of around 4 million people (including 50,000 North American expatriates), is proudly ...

A Week in a (Sort of) Libertarian Country, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 “Are you a libertarian?” I wasn’t expecting the question, but under the circumstances it made sense. We were in Costa Rica, in a taxi heading southeast into the heart of San Jose. My ...
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