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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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Classical Liberalism and the Problem of “Race” in America

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The masterful words in the American Declaration of Independence that have inspired untold millions of people around the world hailed a transformative conception of man and the human condition by declaring that all men were created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights, including the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What stood out in these words ... [click for more]

Albert Jay Nock on a Program to Restore Liberty

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Let us ignore for a moment the bombastic boorishness of Donald Trump and his child-like name-calling about the tantrum-throwing hereditary boy-king in the totalitarian hermit prison called North Korea. And, instead, look at the bankrupt disaster called the Republican Party in Congress. What is left of this political party that has claimed to be the banner-holder of traditional “Americanism” and ... [click for more]

The First Amendment Was Never Designed for the Workplace

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Although he is no longer employed by Google, software engineer James Damore’s name will always be associated with that of his former employer. Google fired him on August 7 for writing a 10-page, 3,300-word memo (Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber) critical of the company’s diversity policy. Damore dared to argue that biological differences play a role in the ... [click for more]

The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

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One of the great political mysteries has been the success of governments in ruling over societies with little opposition and resistance from the vast majority of the population, even when those governments have been brutal tyrannies and openly dictatorial in their control. This has been true, no less, under democratic regimes, as well, under which levels of taxation have been ... [click for more]

Ludwig von Mises on Collectivist Fallacies and Interventionist Follies

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For more than a century the world has been caught in the grip of social engineers and political paternalists determined to either radically remake society from top to bottom in collectivist directions, or to use various government regulatory and redistributive policies to try to modify existing society into desired “social justice” forms and shapes. Both are based on false ... [click for more]

Let’s Make America Free Again

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“I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001) Ironically, during the same week that we mark the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we find ourselves ... [click for more]

Ludwig von Mises and the Real Meaning of Liberalism

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Liberalism has become one of the most widely misused and abused words in the American political lexicon. It represents, some say, politically “progressive thought,” based on the goal of “social justice” through greater “distributive justice” for all. Others declare it represents moral relativism, political paternalism, governmental license, and just another word for “socialism.” Lost in all of this is ... [click for more]
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