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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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Concealed Carry on the March

What a difference a generation can make. In 1987 crime in the United States was out of control. That same year Gallup asked Americans if they would support a ban on handguns, and a worrying forty-two percent answered “yes.” While almost half the country wanted to ban handguns, nine states were trying something different. “Shall issue” concealed-carry laws were passed, ... [click for more]

If Political Candidates Advocated Liberty

In modern democracies, political cycles never end. As soon as one election is over, those in government office or aspiring to such an office are already running for the next election. Having recently attended a public forum of state-level candidates looking to the 2018 election, I wondered what a real friend of freedom might say if he was offering ... [click for more]

Republicans for All

Last month, self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released his Medicare for All plan. Said Sanders, Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis ... [click for more]

This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls

“Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I’d think I was having a hallucination.”—Philip Roth, novelist It is easy to be distracted right now by the circus politics that ... [click for more]

A Call for “Do-Nothing” Presidents Without Legacies

Some in the news media and editorial page pundits are aghast that many of President Donald Trump’s executive orders and legislative proposals sent off to the United States Congress represent an attempt to undue the presidential “legacy” of Barack Obama.  The question is, why should it be presumed that presidents need to have policy legacies to leave behind after ... [click for more]

A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian Lord Acton concluded, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a ... [click for more]

Neo-Liberalism: From Laissez-Faire to the Interventionist State

One of the most accusatory and negative words currently in use in various politically “progressive” circles is that of “Neo-Liberalism.” To be called a “Neo-Liberal” is to stand condemned of being against “the poor,” an apologist for the “the rich” and a proponent of economic policies leading to greater income inequality. The term is also used to condemn all those ... [click for more]

Decriminalization Is Not Enough

According to recently released FBI crime data, there were 1,572,579 drug arrests in the United States last year. That’s an average of one drug arrest nearly every 20 seconds. The total number is up by about 5.6 percent from the 1,488,707 arrests for drug crimes in the United States in 2015. Because of a change in how ... [click for more]

Gun Control Is a Bigger Threat than Mass Murderers

In order to see new gun control laws as an appropriate response to the Las Vegas tragedy, one must assume the truth of several extremely tenuous claims, the most general being that such new laws would have any real impact on the ability of potential malefactors like the Vegas gunman to carry out their crimes. Available evidence gives us ... [click for more]
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