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The TSA Treats Americans like Gitmo Detainees

If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. The TSA is the biggest hassle most Americans will encounter when they fly. I learned that first-hand while flying home from Portland, Oregon, last Thanksgiving morning. I arrived at the airport two hours before my flight. As usual, I ... [click for more]

Abolish the Corporate Income Tax

The European Commission last month ordered Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in unpaid corporate taxes from the U.S. company Apple. Europe’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, who has made tax avoidance a central focus, said that “Apple’s illegal deals with the Irish government allowed the technology giant to pay virtually nothing on its European business in some years.” It ... [click for more]

Wards of the Nanny State: Protecting America’s Children from Police State Goons, Bureaucratic Idiots, and Mercenary Creeps

When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ said in a speech on November 6, 1933, “I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’”—As ... [click for more]

Economic Ideas: Plato, Aristotle, and the Ancient Greeks, Part 1

The ancient Greeks left a wealth of knowledge through their surviving writings on a wide variety of themes, including science, logic, philosophy, literature, and the arts. In addition, the city-state of Athens is considered the birthplace of intellectual freedom and democracy – lasting legacies that helped to mold the ideas that have influenced the development of ... [click for more]

Why I Favor Limited Government, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 There are two important points that one should recognize about the anarchy paradigm. First, under anarchy, there would no longer be a United States of America, and no longer would there be any U.S. citizens. There also ... [click for more]

Free FFF Ebook This Weekend!

FREE ebook download! Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. Please share this announcement with others. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the CIA , I am pleased to announce that my ebook The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State will be free for anyone to download on Amazon.com for ... [click for more]

Separate Money and the State (video)

*Please note that due to technical limitations, the video and audio quality of this presentation is lower than normal. The Future of Freedom Foundation presents the panel "Separate Money and the State" with Jacob Hornberger, Richard Ebeling, and Jeffrey Tucker at FreedomFest 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Libertarians believe in free markets, and the market for ... [click for more]

Your Money or Your Life

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed ... [click for more]

The Nebulous Crime of Ticket Scalping

Although the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are over, for some people associated with the games, things are just beginning. Athletes who won medals are now household names in their respective countries. Many were honored with parades. Some will receive lucrative endorsement deals. Others will appear in television commercials. And although U.S. athletes will have to pay [click for more]
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