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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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Help FFF Strive for a Free Society

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I grew up as a Democrat in Laredo, Texas. I campaigned for John Kennedy when I was in the fifth grade. My dad took me to a political barbecue at the LBJ ranch, where I personally met Lyndon Johnson. As a local representative of Lady Bird Johnson’s beautify America campaign, I visited the White ... [click for more]

The Trillion Dollar Welfare Program

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It wasn’t that long ago (1987) that the entire budget of the federal government was “only” a trillion dollars. Now just one of the government’s programs has reached that milestone. On the eighth business day of each month, the Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service issues The Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays ... [click for more]

We Don’t Compromise

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Discovering libertarianism was one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. It actually changed the course of my life. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a lawyer. Whenever my elementary schoolteachers would ask us to write an essay about what we wanted to be when we grew up, ... [click for more]

Free Trade for Christmas (Trees)

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Whether it's for cheap steel or cheap tires, Americans are supposed to be afraid of trade with China because it provides us with products we want at low prices. But to the damage allegedly inflicted on our economy by those who would save us money, must we now add...artificial Christmas trees? According to a November 27 story ... [click for more]

Help FFF Strive for a Free Society (video)

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We must continue advancing liberty: It’s the right thing to do and, despite what is happening in the political world, we might soon see a sudden shift in society toward peace, prosperity, and freedom. One thing is for sure: If we give up, we cannot succeed. Will you help us bring our nation ever closer ... [click for more]

America’s Great Depression and Austrian Business Cycle Theory

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When Murray Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression first appeared in print in 1963, the economics profession was still completely dominated by the Keynesian Revolution that began in the 1930s. Rothbard, instead, employed the “Austrian” approach to money and the business cycle to explain the causes for the Great Depression, and to analyze the misguided and counterproductive policies that were followed ... [click for more]

The Deep State’s Christmas Present to America

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“He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows when you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake!” —“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Just in time for Christmas, the Deep State wants to give America the gift that keeps on giving: never-ending mass surveillance. I’m not referring to the kind of surveillance ... [click for more]

The FBI Is an Enemy of Freedom

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Former FBI special agent Clint Watts has responded to tweets from President Trump critical of the FBI by branding the president an “enemy of the state.” Watts claims Trump's tweets will “sow doubt” and “hurt” the abilities of the FBI, “so he is an enemy of the state whenever he is pushing against the FBI in ... [click for more]

An Audience with the Tyrant of Yemen

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The former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was reported killed in the capital of Sana’a, on December 4, 2017, when he seemingly was changing sides in the on-going and brutal civil war in that country. I actually met Ali Abdullah Saleh in December 2006, when I was president of the Foundation for Economic Education. I was part of a ... [click for more]

John Lennon Was Right

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Militant nonviolent resistance works. Peaceful, prolonged protests work. Mass movements with huge numbers of participants work. Yes, America, it is possible to use occupations and civil disobedience to oppose government policies, counter injustice and bring about change outside the confines of the ballot box. It has been done before. It can be done again. For example, in May of 1932, more than 43,000 people, ... [click for more]
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