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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Drug-War Dust-Up in NY Governor’s Race

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A drug-war dust-up in the New York gubernatorial race demonstrates the moral bankruptcy of the progressive (or liberal or leftist, take your pick) mindset. Democrat candidate Cynthia Nixon, who is opposing incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, has stirred things up by calling for the legalization of marijuana, a position that so far has left Cuomo stymied. To Nixon’s credit, she has pointed ...

Marx’s Fallacious Exploitation Theory

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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday, leftists continue reciting his famous exploitation theory, which holds that capitalists exploit workers by stealing the fruit of their labor in the form of profits. The idea is that the value of a product is based on the amount of labor that goes into producing it. Since it is the workers ...

Statist Shock Over Payments to Michael Cohen

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Statists are shocked — shocked! — over big corporate payments to Donald Trump’s lawyer and fix-it man Michael Cohen. He’s the guy, you will recall, that made the $130,000 secret payment to Trump’s friend Stormy Daniels to buy her silence about an alleged affair she had had with Trump. It turns out though that once Trump got elected, big corporations ...

Torture? Let’s Also Not Forget Assassination

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The nomination of CIA operative Gina Haspel to be CIA director has, fortunately, given rise to powerful arguments against the U.S. government’s participation in torture, a practice that is common to tyrannical regimes. The critics of Haspel’s nomination are right: The United States should never be engaged in evil conduct, and the torture of a human being is without ...

A National Homeland Destroys Liberty and Private Property

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One of the favorite arguments that proponents of immigration controls use to justify their position is the national-homeland concept. They say that America is a national homeland and, therefore, that the federal government legitimately wields the omnipotent power to determine who enters the nation and who doesn’t. Comparing the nation to a private homeowner, they assert that since a ...

The Calculation Flaw in Marx’s Socialism

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Mark my words: American leftists who are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday will not make any mention of the problem of economic calculation under socialism. The reason? The calculation problem reveals that socialism is an inherently flawed economic paradigm. It makes sense that American leftists would not want to talk about something that shows that the ...

Marx and American Leftists Are Wrong About Inequality

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Not surprisingly, the American left are among those in the world who are honoring the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto, given that Marx’s socialist philosophy forms the bulwark of leftist economic thought. Among the points that Marx made that American leftists celebrate is about economic inequality. Marx said that capitalism results in large disparities ...

JFK and the Inconceivable Doctrine, Part 2

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Three years ago, I wrote an article entitled “JFK and the Inconceivable Doctrine,” in which I pointed how many lone-nut theorists in the JFK assassination have reached their conclusion based not on an examination of the circumstantial evidence in the case but instead simply on the notion that it is inconceivable that the U.S. national-security establishment would have ...

The Pathetic U.S. Golden Dollar

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I recently received a U.S. golden dollar from a vending machine. What a pathetic thing. Golden in color, Wikipedia reports that it actually has “a copper core clad by manganese brass.” Needless to say, this golden coin is nothing like the gold coins that, along with silver coins, were the official money of the American people for more than a ...

Did Trump and the CIA Strike a Deal on the JFK Records?

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Did President Trump grant the CIA an additional 3 1/2 years of secrecy on its JFK assassination-related records because he truly believed that “national security” was at stake? Or did Trump grant the CIA’s request for continued secrecy as part of a negotiated bargain that Trump reached with the CIA? Consider the following tweets that Trump sent out the week ...

Korea Remains None of the U.S. Government’s Business

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While pundits can engage in endless debate over whether President Trump’s sanctions forced North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un to the negotiating table or whether Kim’s threat of firing nuclear weapons  at the United States forced Trump to the negotiating table, one thing that the mainstream commentators are ignoring is the discomforting fact that Korea remains none of the U.S. ...

The JFK Cover-Up Continues

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CHARLESTON CONFERENCE SOLD OUT--275 person room capacity filled.  The Ron Paul Institute and The Future of Freedom Foundation are co-hosting a conference on U.S. foreign policy in Charleston, SC, on Sunday, April 29, from 1-5 pm. Speakers: Ron Paul, Dan McAdams, Richard Ebeling, and Jacob Hornberger, with special guest Congressman Mark Sanford. Details here. *** Just as ...
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