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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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The Nuclear Nudging of Your Food Choices

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In the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, the “choice architect” Cass R. Sunstein describes his idea of “libertarian paternalism.” The paternalism aspect refers to “nudging” people in a desired direction, for example by putting photos of rotted lungs on cigarette packages. The libertarian aspect refers to not actually stripping people of the freedom to choose. ... [click for more]

The Purpose of the Welfare State

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Already I may have gotten myself into trouble with my title. Strictly speaking, it is misleading to discuss social processes as having a purpose. For example, many people assert that the purpose of a market economy is to allocate resources to their highest-valued uses. That is not correct. A market economy is the constantly evolving trade network that comprises ... [click for more]

Iran: It’s Not about Nuclear Weapons

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If you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons. You’re thinking: Of course it’s about nuclear weapons. Everyone says so. Well, not everyone does. But it isn’t a numbers game. As William O. Beeman points out in the Huffington Post, There is a strange irony in President ... [click for more]

TGIF: Property and Force: A Reply to Matt Bruenig

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Last week’s TGIF, “One Moral Standard for All,” drew a curious response from Matt Bruenig, a contributor to the Demos blog, Policy Shop. In reading his article, “Libertarians Are Huge Fans of Initiating Force,” one should bear in mind that the aim of my article was not to defend the libertarian philosophy, but to show ... [click for more]

JFK-Related Articles Published by The Future of Freedom Foundation

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The National-Security State’s Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Jacob G. Hornberger (upcoming) (2013) JFK’s War With the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne (2013) Was Oswald a CIA Operative or Not? by Jacob G. Hornberger (2013) More Evidence of Cover-Up in the JFK Assassination by Jacob G. Hornberger (2013) Why Won't the CIA Release ... [click for more]

The U.S. Isn’t Leaving Afghanistan

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UPDATED If a draft agreement between the Obama administration and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is finalized, U.S. troops will remain in that country indefinitely — instead of being withdrawn at the end of 2014, as the administration has said. This is a confession of failure. America’s longest war is nowhere near its end. The draft agreement (PDF) dated July 25, ... [click for more]

Defending the Really Undefendable

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Back in 1976, economist Walter Block, now of Loyola University in New Orleans, wrote a provocative book titled Defending the Undefendable. In it he famously defended the “pimp, prostitute, scab, slumlord, libeler, moneylender, and other scapegoats in the rogues’ gallery of American society.” Now, Block was not recommending that anyone engage in those occupations or arguing that they ... [click for more]
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