Regulation Policy & Welfare

The Sanctity of Private Property, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 No myth is more pervasive among the people of the United States than that which claims that the American economic system is based on the sanctity of private property. The American people have been taught since the first grade in their government schools that America is the bastion of private property while the Soviet ... [click for more]

The Heritage of Economic Liberty

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For the Founding Fathers, economic liberty was inseparable from the case for political freedom. Many of the grievances enumerated in the Declaration of Independence concern British infringements on the free movement of goods and men between the thirteen colonies and the rest of the world. It was not a coincidence that ... [click for more]

The United States and the Roman Empire

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Nearly four decades before the birth of Christ, the Roman orator Cicero offered this sound advice: "The budget should be balanced, public debt should be reduced, the treasury should be rebuilt, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest ... [click for more]

A Message from FFF’s Vice-President

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In the early decades of the 20th century, the political ideal on every one's lips was socialism, and the economic vision before every one's eyes was that of the planned economy. The capitalist system, with its institutions of private property and free enterprise, would soon be a thing of the past ... [click for more]
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