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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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Government Should Ignore Gas Prices

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Now, let's see if I have this straight: just as the economics textbooks say, when the demand for gasoline went up and the supply fell, the prices went up. So, the Clinton administration told the Department of Justice to investigate. Investigate what? It doesn't matter. Any time a politician wants to score ... [click for more]

Repeal the Minimum Wage

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To put it bluntly, given all the evidence we have about the destructive effects of the minimum wage law, anyone who still calls for an increase in it is either sadly lacking in economic education or is a demagogue. There's just no getting around the fact that if you use the ... [click for more]

The Education Crisis Is Real

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A recent book claims that the crisis in government school systems has been manufactured by the enemies of public education. Authors David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle think the widespread concern about what goes on in the schools is based on myth. Judge for yourself. At a school in ... [click for more]

Escape from Responsibility

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The welfare state teaches the implicit lesson that you are not responsible for yourself. You will be taken care of. The "safety net" will catch you if you fall. And because of that, you may be required to do certain things and prohibited from doing other things — all in the name of taking care of you and others. We ... [click for more]

Subverting Freedom through Benevolence

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President Bill Clinton declared on July 26, 1994: "The Americans with Disabilities Act is a national monument to freedom. Contained within its broad pillars of independence, inclusion, and empowerment is the core ideal of equality that has defined this country since its beginnings." In reality, the ADA has become a symbol of the confused, paternalistic, interventionist concept of modern freedom ... [click for more]

The Ramp to Hell

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Perhaps the people who first dreamed up Ontario's Human Rights Code had good intentions, but as the old saying goes, that's what the road to hell is paved with. A recent decision of a Board of Inquiry shows just how far we've travelled down that road. The case involved a disabled woman who uses a ... [click for more]

Book Review: The New Color Line

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The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy by Paul Craig Roberts & Lawrence M. Stratton (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1995) In 1944, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal published a massive work entitled An American Dilemma . His thesis was that the United States was a fundamentally racist ... [click for more]

April 15, Day of Infamy

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April 15 is here again. For many people the day heralds a tax refund. But what are they celebrating? That they loaned the government money, interest-free, in 1995? Why is it that if the government doesn't withhold enough tax, you may owe interest, but if the government withholds too much, you get zip? Those are just ... [click for more]

Ideas on Liberty in the Strangest Places

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Now and then something happens that makes you wonder if freedom's revolution isn't further along than we might think. Ideas about liberty can pop up in the strangest places. Here are some examples. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now ACORN calls itself the "largest low- and moderate-income membership organization in the country." As an outgrowth of the National ... [click for more]
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