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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 Slippery Slope to a Constitution-Free America

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”—Benjamin Franklin The ease with which Americans are prepared to welcome boots on the ground, regional lockdowns, routine invasions of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses is beyond ... [click for more]

Why Is the Government Still Regulating the Railroads?

Donald Trump recently nominated two new members for Republican seats on the Surface Transportation Board (STB): Patrick Fuchs of Wisconsin and Michelle A. Schultz of Pennsylvania. Fuchs is a senior Senate Commerce Committee staffer who “has participated in the drafting and passage of five bills directly affecting freight and passenger railroads.” He was previously “a policy analyst ... [click for more]

Gun Control Doesn’t Lower Crime (Or Make Us Safer)

The United Kingdom has historically enjoyed a low crime and murder rate, and has very strict gun laws. This fact has regularly been exploited by anti-gun politicians and cultural elites on both sides of the Atlantic to push the dangerous lie that gun control is necessary in the fight against crime and violence. But when the UK's crime rate – ... [click for more]

Paternalistic Follies of the 1960s

Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and ... [click for more]

Gambling Madness

March Madness has finally ended, albeit in April. However, the federal prohibition against gambling on the basketball games continues. On March 11 — Selection Sunday — the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced which 68 teams qualified for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Thirty-two teams get automatic spots to play because they are conference tournament ... [click for more]

Reasons for Anti-Capitalism: Ignorance, Arrogance, and Envy

Why is the free enterprise or capitalist economic system so widely disliked, hated and opposed? Given the success of the competitive market economy to “deliver the goods,” it presents something of a paradox. An economic system that has either radically reduced or even in some instances virtually eliminated poverty, that has created widely available opportunities for personal, social and ... [click for more]

The Tyranny of Immigration Controls

Imagine the following conversation: John: Oh, my head hurts so bad. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Jack: If you stopped beating your head against that wall, your headache would go away. John: You libertarians are always so impractical and extreme. My headache has nothing to do with the fact that I am beating my head against this wall. I ... [click for more]

The Bundy Ranch Case Explains Westerners’ Distrust of Washington

The Justice Department was caught in January in another high-profile travesty of due process. On December 20, federal judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and others after prosecutors were caught withholding massive amounts of evidence undermining federal charges. Two weeks later, she dismissed all charges against Bundy and his sons. Navarro ... [click for more]

Dress Codes, Discrimination, and a Free Society

A restaurant and nightclub in Washington, D.C. changed its dress code earlier this year after a complaint that it engaged in discrimination against non-whites. The incident serves as a valuable example of the place of dress codes and the practice of discrimination in a free society. Sneakers It was not the night before Christmas, but it was the Saturday night before. ... [click for more]
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