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FFF Articles consists of every article that has ever been published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in reverse chronological order from our inception in 1989 to date. You can also search for FFF articles on the right side of the page under Find Freedom on FFF.

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Realism versus Nonintervention

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Foreign-policy realists have been around for time out of memory, but the unbearable follies of post–9/11 U.S. foreign policy have dramatically increased their prestige. A current short list of realists would include Andrew Bacevich, Steven Walt, Ivan Eland, and Ted Galen Carpenter (perhaps also Daniel Larison of American Conservative). These realists seem like sanity itself compared to our entrenched, ... [click for more]

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

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“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation Trying to predict the outcome ... [click for more]

JFK, McGeorge Bundy, and the Continuity of Government

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The assassination of President Kennedy was an unnerving event for the people of the United States and the world. Contradictory news stories that followed, as well as the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby, caused many people to wonder what was really going on. Many people suspected a conspiracy, and rumors spread that perhaps the president was ... [click for more]

Freedom to Move: Personal Freedom or Government Control, Part II

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There are many economic fallacies that surround the issue of freer or open immigration into the United States, and few of them can stand up to serious critical examination. The Fallacy that Immigrants “Steal” Jobs from Americans. Opponents of more open immigration sometimes argue that the arrival of more immigrants means the threatened loss of jobs for those already living in ... [click for more]

Happy Birthday Medicare and Medicaid?

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On July 30, 1965 — fifty years ago —Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Social Security Amendments of 1965 that created two new government programs. Added to the Social Security Act of 1935 was Title XVIII, Medicare, and Title XIX, Medicaid. They were the nation’s first public health-insurance programs. Medicare is government-funded health care for Americans 65 years old and ... [click for more]

Global Thug State

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Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World by Tom Engelhardt (Haymarket Books 2014), 200 pages. “A shadow government has conquered twenty-first-century Washington. We have the makings of a thug state of the first order.” No two sentences more clearly and disturbingly summarize what Tom Engelhardt’s Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a ... [click for more]

Help Support FFF’s Ebook Project

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The triumph of libertarianism ultimately lies in spreading ideas on liberty. Our aim is to build a solid base of libertarians who are firmly committed to libertarian principles. Once that number reaches a critical mass, I am convinced that society will make a dramatic shift toward freedom. With that in mind, we have discovered another way to find new audiences ... [click for more]

Freedom To Move: Personal Liberty or Government Control, Part I

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The immigration issue has once more bubbled to the surface in America because of the provocative statements and assertions by one of the Republication contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. Immigrants – especially illegal immigrants – are accused of stealing the jobs of “real” Americans, of mooching off the welfare state at the expense of taxpaying U.S. citizens and legal ... [click for more]

Cops and Donuts Don’t Mix

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On a Sunday morning early last summer, I was driving south across the Potomac River to a hike in Fairfax County, Virginia. The previous night the hike leader posted online a map of the jaunt. It looked like a typical suburban stroll until I saw a Dunkin’ Donuts marked near the start point. As the Food and Drug Administration ... [click for more]
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