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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

Workplace Smoking

While making a brief trip recently to a place of business in a local outdoor mall in central Florida, I noticed that a new sign had been posted on the information board in the middle of one of the ...

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 Change America Needs Is Libertarianism

The French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808–1890) famously said that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This epigram is a perfect description of the American electoral process. Americans elect a new president every four years. Members ...

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 ...

Does the Second Amendment Even Exist?

Gun control was going to be a campaign issue even before the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting back on June 12. Donald Trump was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) after he spoke at the group’s convention in May and ...

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 ...

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 ...
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