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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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What’s Compassion Got to Do with It?

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Gov. George W. Bush has distinguished himself from the pack of Republican presidential aspirants by calling himself a "compassionate conservative." Some conservatives have taken umbrage, charging that Bush's label implies that conservatives aren't generally compassionate. That lame response is to be expected of conservatives, who lack a coherent political philosophy. The better response is: ... [click for more]

The Myth of “Public Service”

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The accident involving John F. Kennedy Jr. has filled the airwaves with much rhapsodizing about "public service." Never mind that Kennedy did not go into public service, but rather launched a for-profit enterprise, George magazine (although it glamorizes public service). That didn't stop commentators and politicians from lavishing praise on the Kennedys for, ... [click for more]

A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 My trip to Cuba last spring entailed talking primarily to two groups of people — those in research centers at the University of Havana and people whom I encountered in daily life in Cuba. The meetings with the research centers were arranged by the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C., which ... [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]

The Myth of “Public Service”

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The accident involving John F. Kennedy Jr. has filled the airwaves with much rhapsodizing about "public service." Never mind that Kennedy did not go into public service, but rather launched a for-profit enterprise, George magazine (although it glamorizes public service). That didn't stop commentators and politicians from lavishing ... [click for more]

Clinton’s Quagmire

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"The man of system ... seems to imagine that he can arrange the different members of a great society with as much ease as the hand arranges the different pieces upon a chess-board; he does not consider that the pieces upon a chess-board have no other principle of motion besides that which the hand impresses upon them; but that, ... [click for more]

The Mirage of Administrative Justice

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The trademark of modern political thinking is faith in discretionary power wielded by benevolent politicians and administrators and in letting government employees treat private citizens as they think best. We have far more federal agencies than we used to have, and they are under less restraint than what they ... [click for more]

Why Are They Poor?

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President Clinton has been visiting what he calls "pockets of poverty" in America. He still thinks government can make people prosperous. You'd think after the government has spent tens of trillions of dollars on poverty programs since the 1960s he'd have gotten the point. But he wants to spend more ... [click for more]

NATO’s Balkans Disaster and Wilsonian Warmongering, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 When ethnic Albanian guerrillas originally rejected the Rambouillet peace settlement for Kosovo fashioned by the Clinton administration, a Clinton official raged, "Here is the greatest nation on earth pleading with to do something entirely in their own interest — which is to say yes to an interim agreement — and they defy us." With ... [click for more]

Book Review: Hayek

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Hayek: A Commemorative Album compiled by John Raybould (London: Adam Smith Institute, 1999); 120 pages; $19.95. I first met Friedrich A. Hayek in 1975, the year after he received the Nobel Prize in economics. I had had the exceptionally good fortune to be awarded summer fellowships for 1975 and 1977 at the Institute for Humane Studies when their offices were ... [click for more]

A Bad Precedent

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Not to labor the obvious, but by now everyone surely knows to disbelieve anything the Clinton administration or NATO says about its war of aggression against Yugoslavia. Slobodan Milosevic may have accepted NATO's demands, which could lead to an end to the bombing. But that doesn't change the fact that this has been a dishonest and ... [click for more]
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