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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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The Pre-Lochner Era

I had a fun session with nine students from George Mason University’s economics department last night at the informal law and economics seminar I’m conducting once a month at GMU. The seminar is sponsored by the GMU Econ Society, a student group interested in libertarianism and Austrian economics. They also serve as the co-sponsors of our Economic Liberty Lecture ...

Revisiting the Iraq Debacle

Yesterday I wroteabout an op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Time to Get Tough on Iraq” by Nussaibah Younis, which was harshly critical of the Maliki regime in Iraq. In his op-ed, Younis criticized the Maliki regime’s cooperation with Iran, specifically permitting Iran to use Iraqi airspace to send armaments to the Assad regime in ...

Is It Time to Bomb Iraq Again?

Uh, oh! The time might be approaching when the U.S. government will need to invade and bomb Iraq again, with the intent of, once again, achieving regime change and installing a regime that is obedient, submissive, and loyal to the U.S. Empire. The grounds for this possibility are set forth in an op-ed in today’s New York Times entitled, “

What Foreign-Policy Debate?

Most everybody is commenting on how last night’s foreign policy “debate” wasn’t really a debate at all, given the extent to which Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have the same views on foreign policy. I don’t see how this could surprise anyone, not only because Democrats and Republicans have long shared the same overall philosophy on foreign policy but ...

An Awesome Tour!

It was exciting, eventful, and enjoyable! I’m referring, of course, to our second College Civil Liberties Tour, which took place out west last week. At each of the five events, the audiences, which ranged in size from around 140-200, were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate. They consisted predominantly of college students but there were also plenty of non-students at the ...

Clinton’s Democracy Delusion

This evening we kick off our College Civil Liberties Tour with a program at the University of Washington at Seattle. If you’re able to tune in, it will be live-streamed here. This week’s schedule is there too. If you can’t make it, we’ll be posting the video on our website (fff.org) at a later date. The program ...

We Are Psyched About Our Tour!

Our second College Civil Liberties Tour kicks off this Monday, October 15, in Seattle. Then, we’re off to Davis, California, and San Diego. Then on to Tucson. And then we wrap it up in Boulder. We are psyched! A supporter called me this week from California to ask whether the events were open to the public. (They are, and admission is ...

Hugo Chavez and the 47 Percent

An article in last Friday’s New York Times about Venezuela’s presidential election provides some fascinating insights into America’s welfare-warfare state and the reason that U.S. officials love the welfare-warfare state way of life. The article, which was written before election day in Venezuela, was entitled “Fears Persist Among Venezuelan Voters Ahead of Election.” The article delved into the ...

Conservatives and Chavez

Conservatives are on the warpath over the reelection of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. They’re saying that Venezuelans have made a huge mistake in extending Chavez’s term as president, pointing out that Chavez’s socialism is destroying Venezuela’s economy. They’re also pointing out how unfair it is that Chavez used the powers of incumbency to buy votes with federal money in ...

Catholic Dependency on the Dole

A classic example of the horror of dependency that comes with a dole society comes out of Germany. According to a fascinating article in the New York Times, Germany’s Catholic bishops are up in arms over a decision of a German court to permit Catholics to leave the church. What do the courts have to do with ...

The Real Debate We Should Be Having

Imagine a society in which there is no income taxation, one in which everyone keeps everything he earns and then decides what to do with his own money — invest, spend, lend, save, or donate it. Along comes someone who exclaims, “I’ve got a great idea. Let’s change the system to enable the federal government to confiscate 10 percent of ...
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