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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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Wards of the Government

The constitutions of former American slave states generally specified that the masters must provide their slaves with adequate housing, food, medical care, and old-age benefits. The Mississippi constitution contained this following additional sentence: "The legislature shall have no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves . . . where the slave shall ... [click for more]

Book Review: Red Flag Over Hong Kong

Red Flag Over Hong Kong by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, David Newman, and Alvin Rabushka (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House Publishers, Inc., 1996); 196 pages; $17.95. In 1996, Amnesty International released a report entitled "China, No One is Safe: Political Repression and Abuse of Power in the 1990s." Whether it is academics desiring intellectual freedom, urban residents or peasants in the ... [click for more]

The Relegalization of Drugs, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 What could be more destructive and dysfunctional than public schooling? Let's cut through the facade of parents' voluntarily taking their children to the school bus each morning or dropping them off at school for their wonderful, cheerful, bright day of learning. The real reason parents do this is simple: If ... [click for more]

Freedom Is the Best Insurance against Terrorism

In the wake of the possible sabotage of TWA flight 800 and the bombing at the Olympics, President Clinton did what politicians always do at times like these: he grabbed for more power. If that has a feeling of dj vu to it, it should. Shortly after the blast at the federal building at Oklahoma City, Clinton asked Congress to ... [click for more]

The Hypocritical War on Terrorism

President Clinton is continuing to agitate for new powers to suppress terrorists. He is demanding more powers for wiretaps, more powers to prevent people from using encryption for their e-mail, more powers to classify normal crimes as terrorist offenses, and so forth. As usual, Clinton's solution to every problem is more power for himself and his cronies. Clinton has ... [click for more]

Drug War Dementia

Politicians have found few better ways to frighten voters than with the specter of drugs. The government's war on drug users is annually jailing hundreds of thousands of Americans, ruining the neighborhoods of millions of other Americans, and setting precedents for expanded government power in other areas. Most of the drugs ... [click for more]

Homegrown Tyranny Takes Root Slowly

Twentieth-century Americans have been conditioned to think of "tyranny" as something that happens to other people. And when it does happen, it happens all at once — like Hitler's attack on Poland, Soviet tanks crushing Hungary and Czechoslovakia, Iraq's invasion and plunder of Kuwait. ... [click for more]

Book Review: Alien Wars

Alien Wars: The Soviet Union’s Aggressions against the World, 1919 to 1989 by Gen. Oleg Sarin and Col. Lev Dvoretsky (Novato, Calif.: Presidio Press, 1996); 243 pages; $24.95. Historian Harry Elmer Barnes once explained the meaning of historical revisionism. Revisionism, he said, "implies an honest search for historical truth and the discrediting of misleading myths that may be a barrier to ... [click for more]

The Guilding of the American Workforce

The American economy is degenerating into a guild system, as government doles out privileges to one group of self-proclaimed professionals after another. State licensing prohibits millions of Americans from practicing the occupation of their choice. Over eight hundred professions now require a government license to practice-from barbers to ... [click for more]

The Relegalization of Drugs, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 A member of the Christian Coalition recently telephoned me and said that she agreed with most of what The Future of Freedom Foundation stands for and wanted to support us. She then asked: "What is your organization's stand on drug legalization?" I responded: "We call for the total legalization of ... [click for more]
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