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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: Lenin’s Tomb

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Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick (New York: Random House, 1993); 576 pages; $25. In July 1919, during the Russian Civil War, the Russian philosopher P.D. Ouspensky sent an article from southern Russia to the British journal New Age. He said that he had no idea what the reader knew about what was happening in ... [click for more]

Religion and Freedom

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It never ceases to amaze me to discover the number of people who see a blatant contradiction between the notions of religion and those of liberty. Nor is this, in my estimation, an inconsequential dichotomy. The late F.A. Hayek, on the occasion of the founding of the Mont Pelerin Society, warned in his presidential lecture that the failure of ... [click for more]

Free Trade, Managed Trade and the State, Part 4

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 "The Protectionist creed rises like a weed in every soil," lamented the English classical economist Walter Bagehot in the 1880s. "Every nation wishes prosperity for some conspicuous industry. At what cost to the consumer, by what hardship to less conspicuous industries, that ... [click for more]

How Police Confiscation Is Destroying America, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Under the Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984 and other federal crime laws, any monies a defense attorney receives from a client can be confiscated — either before or after trial — if the government alleges they were the proceeds of an illegal transaction. In March 1992, the Securities and Exchange Commission froze all of the ... [click for more]

Toward an American Police State

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George Orwell's 1984 has arrived in the U.S.S.A. Just as in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and in Russia from 1917 to 1990, any government agent or agency in America today can confiscate or seize almost any property from any American and there is very ... [click for more]

Book Review: Market Liberalism

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Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century edited by David Boaz and Edward H. Crane (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 1993); 404 pages; $15.95. As the 20th century approaches its end, the American people face the challenge of deciding their political and economic future. Socialism has been defeated. The experience of the ... [click for more]

Free Trade, Managed Trade and the State, Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 "Protectionism is purely and highly socialistic," American economist Francis Walker observed in 1887. "Its purpose is so to operate upon individual choices and aims, so to influence private enterprise and the investments of capital, as to secure the building up, within the ... [click for more]

How Police Confiscation Is Destroying America, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 Throughout America, police are now seizing cars, houses and bank accounts — without trial . . . and killing innocent Americans. The police now have the legal power to confiscate anything and everything that you own. Without trial, conviction, or even indictment, police are seizing cars, bank accounts, homes, and businesses from at least 5,000 ... [click for more]

Laws That Are Criminal

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Until recently, forfeiture laws were a part of the English and colonial past. They were revived during the Civil War, when — in 1862 — an Abolitionist Congress permitted the president to seize the homes and estates of Confederate soldiers. This power was used especially during the postwar Reconstruction period ... [click for more]

Book Review: Out of Work

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Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America by Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway (New York/London: Holmes & Meier, 1993); 336 pages. In 1932, the English economist Edwin Cannan delivered the presidential address to the Royal Economic Society. His topic was "The Demand for Labor." With the Great ... [click for more]
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