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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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Domestic Fear Is the Price of Empire

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If you find no other argument against American intervention abroad persuasive, how about this one? When the U.S. government invades and occupies other countries, or when it underwrites other governments' invasions or oppression, the people in the victimized societies become angry enough to want and even to exact revenge -- against Americans. Is the American empire worth that price? We should ask ... [click for more]

Police Reject Internet Solution to Solicitation Problem

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Like any other large city, Washington, D.C., had, and to some extent still has, what is termed a red-light district. Home to a collection of seedy bars, strip clubs, peep shows, burlesque shows, massage parlors, sex shops, porno theaters, and, of course, prostitutes, a visit to these areas served as a rite of passage for young men, although they ... [click for more]

Consumers’ Sovereignty and Natural vs. Contrived Scarcities

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One of the great myths about the capitalist system is the presumption that businessmen make profits at the expense of the consumers and workers in society. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the free market, consumers are the sovereign rulers who determine what gets produced, and with what qualities and features. The sovereign consumers also determine who will ... [click for more]

TGIF: The Economic Way of Thinking about Health Care

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I realize Mike Lupica is a sports columnist -- and that Howard Cosell called sports "the toy department of life" -- but maybe that's what makes Lupica's recent declaration about Obamacare all the more representative a reaction. Appearing on a morning cable news program, Lupica declared that “health insurance for all is a noble idea.” He repeated this a few ... [click for more]

Texas Reexamines Gun Rights

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The Texas legislature is considering several bills to revise its firearm-carry laws. Texas has had a concealed-carry law since 1995 that requires a permit, a background check, classes, and proof of proficiency at the range. The permit must be renewed at some expense every five years. On its face, it is ridiculous to think that people who form a government ... [click for more]

Foreign Policy Failure Everywhere

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If one tried to design a foreign policy to embroil Americans in endless conflicts that would otherwise be quite remote, one could hardly do better than recent presidents of the United States. What could you do that these men have not done to keep Americans mired in distant turmoil? Signs of apparent failure abound while the ruling elite feigns ignorance of the connection between U.S. ... [click for more]

Is America Still on F. A. Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”?

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A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek, which forewarned of socialist trends in Britain and America that ran the danger of leading to tyranny if taken to their logical ... [click for more]

TGIF: The Inherently Humble Libertarian

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You would think that the advocates of a philosophy of political economy that embraces spontaneous social order, bottom-up rule-making based on peaceful voluntary exchange, and even competing polycentric law at least at some level would be safe from the charge of conceit. How conceited can someone be who forswears compelling other people to live in certain ways, ... [click for more]

Conservative Hypocrisy on Oliver Stone

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One year ago, The Future of Freedom Foundation presented what we called “a conference within a conference” at the annual conference of the Students for Liberty, a student-run libertarian group that is, once again, holding their annual conference in Washington, D.C., this coming weekend — February 13-15, 2015. The theme of our mini-conference last year was “Civil Liberties and the ... [click for more]

Government Maximums and Minimums

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The latest crisis that has some Americans calling for government intervention to fix the problem is subprime auto loans to the poor. The New York Times has had a series of articles on the subject. And NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook recently devoted a show to the topic. The working poor with low credit scores ... [click for more]
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