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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: Reinventing Civil Society

Reinventing Civil Society: The Rediscovery of Welfare Without Politics by David G. Green (London: Institute for Economic Affairs, 1993); 166 pages; £7.95. When President Clinton delivered his address to a joint session of Congress to outline his proposal for national health insurance, he compared his health plan with Franklin Roosevelt's introduction ... [click for more]

Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When the surgeon general of the United States, Joycelyn Elders, announced that drug legalization was an idea worth studying, the reaction among politicians, bureaucrats, conservatives, and even those on the political left was immediate. "Immoral!" "You favor drug abuse?" "Have you ever held a crack baby?" "You should resign!" Why do ... [click for more]

U.S. Misfortunes “Made in America”

Two crucial points need to be made about international trade: 1) The U.S. is far more interventionist than is commonly believed, and 2) our competitiveness problems are primarily made in America, not overseas. When former president Bush visited Australia a few years ago, Australian farmers staged a very visible protest. ... [click for more]

New Element Discovered

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by university physicists. The element, tentatively named "Bureaucrastratium," has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic weight of zero. However, it does have one neutron, 70 assistant neutrons, and 161 sub-assistant neutrons. This gives it an atomic mass of 232. These 232 particles are held together in a ... [click for more]

Book Review: Reclaiming the American Right

Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement by Justin Raimondo (Burlingame, CA: Center for Libertarian Studies, 1993); 287 pages. In the first issue of the conservative quarterly Modern Age — Summer 1957 — there was an essay by Felix Morley entitled, "American Republic or American Empire?" His argument was that in taking on the role ... [click for more]

National Health Insurance and the Welfare State, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In his recent book The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe (1993), historian Gale Stokes suggests, "Students who graduate from college after the turn of the millennium will almost certainly look back on the two great movements of the twentieth century, fascism and communism, ... [click for more]

“Smart Card” Is a Scary Proposal

When Bill Clinton proposed his national health-care plan on September 22, 1993, he held up to the television audience a proposed new Health Security card. Your name and your ID number (probably your Social Security number) would appear on the front. Though it looks like a credit card with a magnetic strip, it may ... [click for more]

A Warning from the Past

In A.D. 476 Odovacar, a German commander in the Roman army, sacked Rome and took over the imperial throne. That date is usually cited as the end of the Roman Empire. As a political force, Rome did end about that time, but the spirit of Roman civilization had ... [click for more]

The Standard of Liberty

The concept of a standard is as old as man himself. It has been expressed in man's earliest writings. Moses understood its principles; so did the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the ancient dynasties of China and Japan — in every society, there have been those who have understood its principles. Standards are so powerful that adherence to their principles ... [click for more]
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