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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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The Individual in Society, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 The words freedom and liberty signified for the most eminent representatives of mankind one of the most precious and desirable goods. Today it is fashionable to sneer at them. They are, trumpets the modern sage, "slippery" notions and "bourgeois" prejudices. Freedom and liberty are not to be found in nature. In nature there ... [click for more]

Clinton’s State of Mind Address

President Clinton tells the American people that the "era of big government is over" and that "government is not the solution," but considering what he had to say in his State of the Union Address, he surely does not believe it. Clinton's speech was little more than a laundry list of things ... [click for more]

Book Review: Austrian Economics

Austrian Economics: An Anthology edited by Bettina Bien Greaves (Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education 1996); 166 pages; $14.95. Just a little over one hundred years ago, in 1896, the Austrian economist Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk published a 120-page monograph entitled "Karl Marx and the Close of His System." It offered, up to that time, the most detailed critical evaluation ... [click for more]

Monetary Central Planning and the State

  Part 1: A Little Bit of Inflation Never Hurt Anyone. Right? Part 2: The Rationale of a Stable Price Level for Economic Stability Part 3: The Federal Reserve and Price-Level Stabilization in the 1920s Part 4: Benjamin Anderson and the False Goal of Price-Level Stabilization Part 5: The Austrian Economists on the Origin and Purchasing Power of Money Part 6: Ludwig von Mises and ... [click for more]

The Relegalization of Drugs, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I am often asked what distinguishes libertarians from nonlibertarians. I sometimes respond with a political or economic answer. But I've concluded that the best answer is a psychological one: Libertarians, unlike others, have a fierce commitment to reality, which is a commitment to truth. We have broken free of the ... [click for more]

Vietnam as Federal Program

We're told in school that government leaders have unique insight and dedication regarding the "public interest." While people in theprivate sector can be motivated by profit, prestige, and even vanity andfoolishness, public servants are just that: leaders intent on achieving thegeneral welfare. They are not subject to the same temptations as meremortals. That civics-book ... [click for more]

The Welfare Trap

Welfare is much on people's minds. Last fall, the Congress passed, and the president signed, legislation that was heralded as a major overhaul of the welfare system. It wasn't, of course. It merely transferred to the states the power to run the welfare system, though the money will still come from Washington. Naturally, with money comes rules. The new ... [click for more]

Clinton’s Biggest Disaster Fraud

President Clinton proclaimed in campaign ads last fall that "my job as American president is to take care of the American people." Fewer events present more opportunities for the flaunting of compassion and buying votes than do natural disasters. As a result, under Clinton, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has become far more ... [click for more]

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]
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