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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 Landmark Case That Destroyed Economic Liberty

If the Supreme Court’s 1905 holding in Lochner v. New York is the widely reviled embodiment of the constitutional right to freedom of contract, then West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish is its celebrated antithesis. The New Deal era case has been identified with the beginning of a “Constitutional Revolution” that freed progressive social policy to march triumphantly onward. ... [click for more]

Self-Determination and Individual Choice in a Post-Brexit World

The recent vote within the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has implicitly once again raised the issue of the right of self-determination through secession.  In other words, do individuals have a right to determine under which political authority they shall live and have representation? This is, of course, an almost taboo subject in the United States because ... [click for more]

Not a Better Way

House Speaker Paul Ryan has come out with yet another one of his plans. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, he oversaw the release of numerous plans to reform the welfare state and strengthen the warfare state. His newest plan, A Better Way: Our Vision for a Competent America, is more of the same. ... [click for more]

NATO’s Warsaw War Plans

Some 25 years since the end of the Warsaw Pact, NATO is meeting in Warsaw to make war plans against Russia. Is there a real reason to continue this Cold War? Special guest Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, joins the discussion. [click for more]

The Presidential Race An Opportunity for Liberty (video)

Given the antipathy among the American people toward Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Libertarian Party’s recent nomination of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld is certain to make libertarianism a hot topic of discussion around the country during this election season. This presents a grand opportunity for libertarians. ... [click for more]

A Declaration of Independence from Big Government

The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government. Most Americans easily recall those eloquent words with which ... [click for more]

Trump and Libertarians in the Political Arena

For perhaps most self-described libertarians, supporting any politician is an uneasy exercise in bullet-biting pragmatism, premised on the idea that we ought to support the most libertarian individual in the race—even if that person is really not very libertarian. The author has, as it happens, spent years arguing against this view, suggesting that abstaining from the voting booth is ... [click for more]

Debunking Utopia

My new book Debunking Utopia - Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism will shortly be released. The Nordic countries are used by Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many others as the shining examples of the benefits of democratic socialism. As I consistently show in the new book however, it is Nordic culture rather than Nordic politics that undergirds the success ... [click for more]

The Libertarian Sticking Point

Why aren’t more Americans libertarians? Why aren’t more liberals becoming libertarians? They generally share the libertarian commitment to freedom of speech, civil liberties, personal freedom, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment, or at least they claim to do so. Why aren’t more conservatives becoming libertarians? They generally share the libertarian commitment to the free market, limited government, free trade, property ... [click for more]

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

“Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the guards, the inmates—reactions vary. Some experience an intense sickening feeling. Others, a strong desire ... [click for more]
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