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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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Book Review: Death by Government

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Death by Government by R. J. Rummel (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1994) 496 pages, $49.95. In 1900, when the 20th century was about to begin, practically all political commentators, social analysts, and newspaper editorialists were sure that the new century would bring greater economic prosperity, more personal liberty and human freedom, and fewer wars and conflicts around the world. Democratic ... [click for more]

The Nazi Mind-Set in America, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Political killings of innocent people could never happen in America, our fellow citizens tell us. America is a democracy. But so was Nazi Germany. Hitler was popularly elected, and his economic policies were widely favored and acclaimed (by Germans and Americans!). But there is another basic problem with that assertion: it is happening ... [click for more]

The Immorality of Protectionism

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The tariff is the protection the wolf gave the lamb. —Rep. James Beck, 1882 Protectionism produces political corruption, economic stagnation, and international conflict. Yet, many people will insist that even though protectionism hinders a nation's ability to feed, clothe, and house itself, the moral gains from protectionism are greater than the economic losses. But what is the moral core ... [click for more]

Book Review: Hayek on Hayek

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Hayek on Hayek: An Autobiographical Dialogue by F. A. Hayek, edited by Stephen Kresge and Leif Wenar (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994) $27.95; 170 pages. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Friedrich A. Hayek's classic volume, The Road to Serfdom. Appearing towards the end of the Second World War, it challenged many ... [click for more]

The Nazi Mind-Set in America, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Before the end of World War II, in 1944, Friedrich A. Hayek, who was later to win the Nobel memorial prize in economic science, startled the Western world with a book entitled The Road to Serfdom . Hayek argued that despite the war against Nazi Germany, the economic ... [click for more]

Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

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Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold ... [click for more]

Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned? Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Gun prohibition threatens your safety and your life. Prohibition will make it much more difficult for you to defend yourself and your family from predators. Prohibition will create a violent black market dominated by criminal gangs. And prohibition will result in many police assaults and murders of innocent Americans. Gun-control laws will make our streets ... [click for more]

Citizen Exploitation Isn’t New

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Recent news that the U.S. government subjected as many as 800 people to radiation as part of an experimental program during the Cold War era, and Energy Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary's acknowledgment and recommendation of compensation for the victims is cause for deep concern and is also a symptom of a far wider and deeper sickness infesting the U.S. ... [click for more]

Gun-Control Group Fears Us Most

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I wish people would stop dragging hunters into this gun control argument. And if I was in the Mafia, or even a halfway active street gang, I'd probably feel the same way about the constant references to criminals, criminals, criminals. Gun control has nothing to do with hunters or criminals, at least not professional criminals. Look, the Second Amendment is real short. ... [click for more]
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