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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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Agenda for a Freer and More Prosperous America

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There is little that happens in society in general and the market economy in particular that most on the political “left” do not think needs more government intervention, regulation, and redistribution to make “better.” One recent example of this is a lengthy “report” primarily prepared by Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, for the Roosevelt Institute. Released in June 2015, ... [click for more]

The Poison Called Nationalism

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  Forward, the Light Brigade! Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” The reason for the venom directed at those of us who question American sniper Chris Kyle’s status ... [click for more]

John Stuart Mill and the Dangers of Unrestrained Government

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One of the great voices for personal liberty was that of the British economist and political philosopher, John Stuart Mill. His essay, “On Liberty,” though penned well over 150 years ago, is a classic statement that the individual should be respected in his right of freedom of thought, speech and action. But John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was also one of ... [click for more]

Eighty Years of Socialism

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Social Security reaches an important milestone in August of this year. The Social Security Administration is celebrating 80 years of “public service” with a tree-planting ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Baltimore, a public-policy discussion in Washington, D.C., and activities at sporting events across the country. The Social Security Administration is celebrating 80 years of socialism. With little opposition, ... [click for more]

Conservatives Deceived Me on Immigration

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I grew up in the conservative movement at the end of the Cold War, but eventually realized I had been misled on the issue of immigration. When I finally took the trouble to research the issue after receiving a private offer to write a series of anti-immigration tracts (a contract from which I declined), I found that most ... [click for more]

Harming Our Health: How Licensing Laws Can Kill

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The following is an excerpt from the updated edition of Healing Our World: The Compassion of Libertarianism. How to Enrich the Poor, Protect the Environment, Deter Crime & Defuse Terrorism by Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D, with a forward by Ron Paul. Go to this webpage for a synopsis of the book and a 50 percent discount through ... [click for more]

Iraq and American Sniper

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Last January the movie American Sniper was breaking box-office records and generating a national debate over the nature of war and how the movie depicts war. The movie revolved around Chris Kyle, a real-life U.S. soldier who had four tours in Iraq as a sniper and, in the process, set a record for the number of people killed by ... [click for more]

Rule by Illusion

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National Security and Double Government by Michael J. Glennon (Oxford University Press 2014), 272 pages. Americans have been taken in by an illusion, complacently believing that they live in a constitutional republic in which the rule of law is paramount and public officials are answerable to the electorate. In reality, however, an ascendant technocratic class of experts governs ... [click for more]
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