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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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Jane Cobden: Carrying On Her Father’s Good Work

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Among libertarians and classical liberals, the name Richard Cobden (1804–1865) evokes admiration and applause. His activities — and successes — on behalf of freedom, free markets, and government retrenchment are legendary. Most famously, he co-founded — with John Bright — the Anti–Corn Law League, which successfully campaigned for repeal of the import tariffs on grain. Those trade restrictions had ... [click for more]

Libertarianism: The Hope for America

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Continuing our successful partnership with Young Americans for Liberty, FFF president Jacob Hornberger is hitting the road again! Discussing "Libertarianism: The Hope for America," Jacob will be visiting four campuses in the Florida. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Monday, March 16, 2015 - Florida International ... [click for more]

Conservatives Miss the Real Issues on Health Care

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Conservatives are incensed over some of the latest medical research grants doled out by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Libertarians are infuriated as well, but not for the same reasons. Last year it was the $237,750 grant to George Washington University “to study whether the use of telemedicine can help overcome barriers to care for transgender women ... [click for more]

Reining In Out-of-Control Government

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The Classical Liberal Constitution by Richard A. Epstein (Harvard University Press 2014), 701 pages. In Book II of his Two Treatises of Government, John Locke says “that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” A towering figure in the Enlightenment, Locke is often called the father of classical ... [click for more]

America Must Reject Netanyahu’s War Cry on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington this week to prepare the American people for war against Iran. Backed by American neoconservatives, the Israel lobby, and assorted other war hawks, Netanyahu insists that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon and thus is an “existential threat” to Israel. He has no confidence that President Obama will negotiate an agreement that once and for ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Historian’s Masterpiece on the Civil War

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Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War, 2nd ed. by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel (Open Court 2013), 421 pages. Not many volumes advance a radically revisionist thesis while maintaining proper respect for the mainstream historical literature. To do so with a topic as exhaustively explored as the American Civil War warrants special recognition. Jeff ... [click for more]

The Folly and Presumption of Big Government Social Engineers

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One of the social mythologies of our time is that it is in the power and ability of governments to remake society in any image or shape that those with political authority consider “good,” “right,” and “just” for mankind. No other idea has caused more horror and hardship in modern times. The extreme attempts at such “social engineering” in the ... [click for more]

TGIF: The War of 1812 Was the Health of the State, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 In 1918, having watched in horror as his Progressive friends gleefully jumped onto Woodrow Wilson’s war wagon, Randolph Bourne penned the immortal words: “War is the health of the state.” As he explained it, The republican State has almost no trappings to appeal to the common man’s emotions. What it has ... [click for more]
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