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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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A Note to Myself on Switzerland

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With each visit, my understanding and appreciation of the political economy of Switzerland becomes deeper and more nuanced. The Swiss people have been incredibly successful in evolving a philosophy, culture, and a structure of political economy which limits the potential power of a centralist, nationalist, and statist administration through the adoption of an effective federal system and other policies, which ... [click for more]

Real Americanism Means Liberty, Not Government Paternalism

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America! For more than 250 years the word has represented hope, opportunity, a second chance, and freedom. In America the accident of a man’s birth did not have to serve as an inescapable weight that dictated a person’s fate or that of his family. Once a newcomer – the immigrant – stepped on American soil he left the political tyrannies ... [click for more]

Securing the Blessings of Liberty

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The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty by Timothy Sandefur (Cato Institute, 2014), 200 pages. In his book The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty, Timothy Sandefur, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation and a Cato Institute adjunct scholar, argues that “the primacy ... [click for more]

The Census Bureau’s Latest Peril to Freedom

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The Census Bureau is sending its hefty American Community Survey to more than three million households a year. I recently received this 28-page tsunami of questions about everything from my plumbing to my profession to my ethnicity and income. But as a former Census taker who has written about Census controversies for more than 25 years, I distrust this ... [click for more]

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

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“The evil was not in bread and circuses, per se, but in the willingness of the people to sell their rights as free men for full bellies and the excitement of the games which would serve to distract them from the other human hungers which bread and circuses can never appease.” — Admiral Ben Moreell (1892 – ... [click for more]

Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films

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“The horror... the horror...”—Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it would be better if you could fire real shots over the audience’s head every night, you know, and have actual casualties in the theater.”—Sam Fuller, film director and author Nearly 71 years ago, the United States ... [click for more]

Bionic Mosquito’s Bite Misses the Mark

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In my article “Bionic Mosquito Has It Wrong on Immigration,” I pointed out that when it comes to immigration enforcement measures that accompany immigration controls, Bionic Mosquito (i.e., Jonathan Goodwin) was steadfastly ensconced in the land of silence. Like many proponents of immigration controls, he simply chose not to discuss them. Bionic has ... [click for more]
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