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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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The Tyranny of the Tiny

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Libertarian minds reel when considering the loss of liberty here in the United States. There is the ever-growing intrusion of the federal government into the daily lives of men and women, revealing a gross disregard for constitutional guarantees. We’ve been inundated with examples recently. The effect of Supreme Court decisions and FBI directives can lead us to anger or bring ... [click for more]

Greek Rioters Epitomize Statist Mentality

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Greece is on the verge of default, even after receiving $157 billion from the EU and IMF and after reducing government salaries and pensions. While an even larger bailout is in the works, it would come with strings that approximately 80 percent of Greeks oppose. Not only do they oppose spending within their means, many Greeks have engaged ... [click for more]

Tax Credits Are Not Subsidies

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Do tax credits — as well as tax deductions, tax loopholes, tax shelters, and tax exemptions — constitute subsidies? Many Republicans and conservatives think so. Senate Republicans are divided over a proposal to eliminate the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. An amendment to that end (S.Amdt.436) by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of ... [click for more]

The Continuing Economic Depression, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 Contrary to popular belief, economic downturns in a free-market economy do not linger or continue for many years. The Great Depression was “great” because government policies made sure that the calamity became ingrained in American life for a decade. One can only hope that the present economic difficulties in the United States will not ... [click for more]

Obama’s War Is Peace

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President Obama demonstrates his utter contempt for the American people — and the law — when he says the War Powers Resolution does not apply to his intervention in Libya because, as the White House put it, “U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve U.S. ground troops.” Apparently ... [click for more]

WikiLeaks and the Lawyers

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Justice Department Finally Allows Attorneys to See Leaked Guantánamo Files, But Not to Download, Save or Print Them. In the U.S. government’s farcical world of over-classification, four reporters were banned from Guantánamo last year for reporting the name of a witness in the trial by military commission of the Canadian citizen and former child prisoner Omar Khadr, even ... [click for more]

The Roots of Infamy at Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy by Percy L. Greaves Jr., edited by Bettina Bien Greaves (Auburn, Ala., Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010). December 7, 1941 — a day that will live in infamy. Franklin D. Roosevelt was right about that. The attack by the Japanese Navy on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor certainly was infamous. ... [click for more]

Free State or Police State

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The enemies of a free state — and a free people — are at it again. Not that they ever stopped, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, along with a new directive within the FBI and a city council ordinance in Iowa. make it perfectly clear that the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures is a ... [click for more]

The 40-Year War on Freedom

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Although the U.S. governments wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken center stage for the better part of the last ten years, there is another failed war that has been waged by the federal government for the past forty years. The war on drugs was declared by President Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971. Speaking at a press conference ... [click for more]

Migration Affirms Hunger for Freedom

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The Mercatus Center has just released a tantalizing ranking of freedom for the American states, including individual state profiles and a feast of data analysis. Most compelling, though, is the insight that people know where freedom is, and they’re migrating to it. Over the 2000 to 2009 period, the difference between a state ranked in the bottom third, ... [click for more]
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