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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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Public Schools: Turning Children and Parents into Peons

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Public education is the most expensive "gift" that most Americans will ever receive. Government school systems are increasingly coercive and abusive toward both parents and students. While politicians speak grandly of the supposed benefits of public education, government courts have ensured that parents and children have no legal rights ... [click for more]

Repealing, Not Reforming, Social Security, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 What, then, do we do about Social Security? There are three general alternatives. The first is to tinker, while keeping Social Security essentially as it is. The second is to privatize the system by paying off current retirees and mandating private retirement contributions. The third is to simply repeal Social Security. First, tinkering with the ... [click for more]

Capitalism, Socialism, or a Third Way?

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Political economy has been debated for many years and yet so little progress has been made. The debate is littered with false alternatives and other fallacies that keep us locked into thinking that guarantees eventual stagnation and then decline. The recent summit of industrial countries in Denver is a case ... [click for more]

The Communist Manifesto

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We were warned of the general procedure and the specific measures for a successful communist or socialist revolution by Karl Marx, the "father" of communism, in 1848: "We have seen . . . that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, ... [click for more]

Book Review: Dynamics of the Mixed Economy

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Dynamics of the Mixed Economy: Toward a Theory of Interventionism by Sanford Ikeda (New York: Routledge, 1997); 296 pages; $69.95. POPULAR RHETORIC in the news media and in political discussions claims that with the fall of communism, free-market economics has triumphed around the world. In fact, this is not the case. While Soviet-style socialist central planning is dead, laissez-faire capitalism is ... [click for more]

The Key to Race: Depoliticize It

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President Clinton has called for an "unprecedented conversation about race." That's curious, since we've been talking about race nonstop since who knows-when? Mr. Clinton said that "we have torn down the barriers in our laws. Now we must break down the barriers in our lives, our minds, our hearts." That's also curious, because there are ... [click for more]

A Vision of a Free Society, Part 5

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Libertarians, unlike conservatives and leftists, believe that people should be free to live their lives any way they wish, as long as their conduct remains peaceful. That is, as long as people do not murder, rape, steal, loot, plunder, defraud, and so ... [click for more]

Four Cheers for Capitalism

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Is capitalism morally wanting? A lot of people think so and not just the Clintons and left-wingers. Conservatives, of both the neo and paleo variety have never been comfortable with what they call "unbridled" capitalism. Just recently William Bennett, the former drug czar and education czar and now neoconservatism's vicar of virtue, launched an attack on capitalism in announcing ... [click for more]

The Drug War vs. Public Health and Safety

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Many Americans recognize that the drug war has jailed hundreds of thousands of people whose sole crime was to possess substances that politicians did not approve of. However, this is only the start of the casualty list of the drug war. Many other Americans have suffered who themselves had little or nothing to do with narcotics. Foolish drug regulations are ... [click for more]

Repealing, Not Reforming, Social Security, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Social Security may be the most important domestic issue in Washington today. Everyone in the nation's capital is for a balanced budget, or so it seems. Even if these most election-minded of politicos were serious, however, there would remain a rather serious fly in the ointment. Politicians preaching a balanced budget want us to believe ... [click for more]

Book Review: Hungry Ghosts

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Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine by Jasper Becker (New York: Free Press, 1996); 352 pages; $25. In 1994, Mao Zedong's personal physician, Dr. Li Zhisui, published The Private Life of Chairman Mao. Leading experts on Chinese communist history say that the book is authentic and accurate. He served Mao from 1955 until ... [click for more]
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