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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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Group of Odd People

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What a sorry lot the GOP is. The frontrunner, Gov. George W. Bush, bases his campaign on the slogan "prosperity with a purpose." Pardon me? I have no idea what that means, but I don't like the sound of it. A president of the United States, and the irants for that office, have no business ... [click for more]

The Nationalization of Income

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It's election time and Republicans are making their quadrennial call for income-tax cuts. Democrats are opposing them because the federal government needs the money to shore up Medicare and Social Security. The entire debate obscures an uncomfortable truth — that in 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution effectively nationalized the income of every American. Although most Americans honestly believe ... [click for more]

Wrong Again, Mr. President

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Leave it to President Clinton to do the right thing in the wrong way. Last week the President announced that he would forgive, with Congress's consent, more than $5 billion in loans that 36 poor nations owe the U.S. government. This in itself is entirely proper for one simple reason: the governments ... [click for more]

Loving Your Country and Hating Your Government

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After the bombing of the Alfred J. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, President Clinton declared, "There's nothing patriotic about hating your government or pretending you can hate your government but love your country." I wonder whether the president still feels the same way in light of the government's ... [click for more]

The GOP and Education

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The Republicans, as the old saying goes, never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, demonstrated that truism when he announced his big education initiative last week. The touted forward-looking GOP leader might have struck a real ... [click for more]

Free Wal-Mart!

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In its untiring effort to lead the United States to fascism with all possible dispatch, the California state legislature has enacted a law to save its unsuspecting citizens from groceries at Wal-Mart! The bill, which awaits the governor's signature, would make it impossible for Wal-Mart and other so-called big-box retail ... [click for more]

Population Controllers Got It Wrong

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World population is estimated to be nearing the six billion mark. The UN Population Fund, which "knows" precisely how many people there should be in the world, also "knows" precisely what day the world will hit six billion: October 12. In fact, no one knows precisely how many people there ... [click for more]

The Surrender of Choice

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Why do Americans continue to support such governmental programs as public schooling, Social Security, and drug laws? Advocates argue that these programs display a deep regard for education, compassion, and responsibility. However, isn't it possible that by surrendering the power of making individual choices in these important parts of ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3 (of 3)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I arrived in Cuba, an El Salvadoran was being tried for terroristic bombing and four Cuban dissidents were being tried for criticizing the Cuban system, and the trials were being shown on national television. Tension was in the air. Nevertheless, even though it is a grave criminal offense to ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2 (of 3)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Although Castro had not been a member of the Communist Party during the revolution, he quickly began converting Cuba into a Marxist-Leninist economic "paradise," and secured assistance from the Soviet Union. As part of the socialization of Cuba, Castro ended up nationalizing just about everything, domestic and foreign, including American ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1 (of 3)

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Last spring, I spent a most fascinating week in one of the world's last bastions of communism - Cuba. I had applied for a license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to travel to Cuba to conduct an informal study of ... [click for more]

Time to Curb SWAT Rampages

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SWAT teams are finally getting some overdue bad press. Usually the SWATers are starring in some TV pseudo-docudrama where they go smashing into someone's home and discover him with a dumb look and a bong. However, people are now beginning to ask questions about the wisdom of the routine use of massive police force. Prof. ... [click for more]
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