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The Bundy Ranch Standoff: the Bad and the Ugly

by Kevin Carson
The Bundy ranch saga has been the subject of heated good guy/bad guy framing by both mainstream liberals and mainstream conservatives, who differ only ...

The Economics of Foreign Policy

by John Glaser
Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails by Christopher Coyne (Stanford Economics and Finance 2013), 272 pages. In the aftermath of ...

The Libertarian Angle: IRS Thievery

by Future of Freedom Foundation
  FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. This week: ...

Benjamin Constant: A Principled Voice of Liberty Worth Recalling

by Richard M. Ebeling
October 25th marked the 247th birthday of one of the greatest voices of liberty, the French political philosopher of freedom, Benjamin Constant. He may ...

TGIF: Nothing Is More Local than the Individual

by Sheldon Richman
On Tuesday the voters of the state in which I dwell, Arkansas, will be asked to vote yes or no on this: A proposed amendment ...

The Calling: How Cronyism Worsens Income Inequality (and Freed Markets Reduce It)

by Steven Horwitz
I recently gave an introductory Public Choice talk sponsored by Students for Liberty at the University of Ottawa. The next speaker was my friend ...

How Profit Benefits the Public

by Richard Parsons
Portuguese I’ve heard, like you have, about corporate greed. The profit motive, we are told, is evil and causes the little ...

Freedom on The Web

Iran

Thirty Five Years After Iranian Hostage Crisis, Aftershocks Remain by Stephen Kinzer Boston Globe

Fiscal Policy

Your Tax Dollars at Play by Bart Hinkle Richmond Times-Dispatch

National Security State

Mark Udall’s Loss Is a Blow for Privacy, But he Can Go Out with a Bang: ‘Leak’ the CIA Torture Report by Trevor Timm Guardian
Can Congress Even Touch America’s Out-of-Control Spies and Feds? by Lucy Steigerwald Rare.us
Skewering the “Shadow Government” by Philip Giraldi Unz.com

Monetary Policy

Bill Gross Should Stick to Shuffleboard — His Case for Bigger Deficits Is Ludicrous by David Stockman Contra Corner

Foreign Policy

Neocons Argue U.S. fights Too Few Wars, but They Are Wrong by Bruce Fein Washington Times

Privacy

Comforting the NSA and Afflicting Its Dissenters by Conor Friedersdorf Atlantic

Economics

Thatcher’s Favourite Still Has Much To Teach Us by Lucy O'Carroll Financial News

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Slow Moving Lava by Gary Varvel GoComics.com

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The IRS vs. the Free Society

by Jacob G. Hornberger My favorite quote of all time is by Johann Von Goethe: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” The quote perfectly encapsulates the plight of the American people. Most Americans honestly believe they are a free people. This belief is inculcated into them from the time they enter the first grade until they graduate from high school. The indoctrination ...

Congressional Elections Are a Big Waste of Money

by Jacob G. Hornberger Like other congressional elections, millions of dollars have been spent on electoral campaigns in the run-up to the elections tomorrow. It’s one horrific waste of time, energy, and resources for the citizenry. Whoever wins a seat in Congress — Democrat or Republican — nothing fundamental will change. We all know that. That’s because both Democrats and Republicans believe in the welfare-warfare state system under ...

Separate Economy and the State

by Jacob G. Hornberger For centuries, governments established, controlled, regulated, and subsidized religious activity. Then some people began asking a revolutionary question: Why not separate religious activity and the state in such a way that the state would be barred from involving itself in any religious activity whatsoever? The question shook the world. Having been born and raised under systems in which the government played a heavy role in ...

A Lesson from 19th-Century Americans

by Jacob G. Hornberger Ever since I founded The Future of Freedom Foundation 25 years ago, people have periodically said to me things like: “Jacob, FFF’s uncompromising approach to libertarianism sounds good but it just isn’t practical. Ideals are fine but since they are impossible to achieve, it’s a waste of time to be advocating them. Better to spend your time advocating what is possible and what people ...

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The Libertarian Angle: Separating School & State

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Discovery of Iraq’s WMD’s

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: Free Trade

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Boomerang of Foreign Intervention

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Role of Government in a Free Society

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence Part 1

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence In this 5-part video, Douglas P. ...

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence Part 2

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence In this 5-part video, Douglas P. ...

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence Part 3

Altered History: Exposing Deceit and Deception in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence In this 5-part video, Douglas P. ...

The Libertarian Angle: Separating School & State

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Discovery of Iraq’s WMD’s

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: Free Trade

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Boomerang of Foreign Intervention

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Role of Government in a Free Society

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: Immigration Socialism

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

The Libertarian Angle: The Causes of Wealth in a Society

FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. ...

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