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Author » Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Social Insecurity and The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom. His newest books are War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com. Send him e-mail.

Latest from Laurence M. Vance

Cutting Government Waste Is Not Enough

It is no secret that agencies and programs of the federal government waste obscene amounts of the taxpayers’ money. Even members of Congress have pointed that out. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has just released his annual catalog of egregious government ...

Time to Smack Down the Small Business Administration

In 2012, Barack Obama elevated the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to a Cabinet-level position, where the office had been under Bill Clinton. The current administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, is unknown to the overwhelming majority of Americans, as ...

The United States, China, and Taiwan

There are 194 recognized countries in the world, all of which are member states of the United Nations (UN), except for Vatican City. There are also Palestine, Kosovo, and Taiwan. Palestine, which is recognized by 136 UN member states, is ...

Trump Sends Property Rights Up in Flames

Alongside of Catholicism and Protestantism, the primary religion in the United States is not Islam or Judaism but the American civic religion. The Pledge of Allegiance is the creed of this religion and the American flag is its chief ...

Government Licensing or Private Certification?

Everyone understands the need for children to obtain permission from their parents before undertaking certain activities: sleeping over at a friend’s house, viewing a particular movie, going on a field trip, participating in some sport, attending a particular party, ...

Laurence M. Vance: Time to End the War on Drugs

Go the podcast. Watch Future of Freedom Foundation policy adviser Laurence Vance presents his perspectives on why America needs to end the war on drugs. This presentation is part of FFF’s Drug War ...

The Absurdity of Laws against Prostitution

Aside from voting for candidates for federal, state, and local offices, residents of California recently had the option of voting on a most unusual measure on their election ballots. There were seventeen initiatives on the general election ballot in ...

The Supreme Court, Federalism, and Limited Government

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of whether a biological female who identifies as a male can use the boys’ restroom in a Virginia high school. Parties who are not satisfied with the decision of ...

The Latest Excuse for the Drug War

According to a new report released by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, every 25 seconds in the United States someone is arrested for drug possession. It is not surprising to read in the report ...

Will Tariffs Make America Great Again?

If there is one issue that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is outspoken about, it is U.S. trade policy. He says, You only have to look at our trade deficit to see that we are being taken to the cleaners by ...
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