Freedom


Is Freedom Finished?

By ROGER TOUTANT Mises Canada January 31, 2016   Is Freedom Finished?   In olden times, the size and scope of the state was necessarily limited due to the fact that individual productivity was low. Taxes had to be limited because each citizen had little to offer. The ruling king or dictator typically made the most of […]

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What Happens to a Dream Deferred? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 19, 2016   What Happens to a Dream Deferred? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.   What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust […]

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U.S. officials have increasingly urged tech companies to create "backdoors" to encrypted communications as an aid to law enforcement, but tech leaders are largely resisting the call. (Photo: Christiaan Colen/flickr/cc)

Defending Digital Privacy, 200+ Groups & Experts Decry Global Attack on Encryption

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 12, 2016   Defending Digital Privacy, 200+ Groups & Experts Decry Global Attack on Encryption ‘Encryption tools, technologies, and services are essential to protect against harm and to shield our digital infrastructure and personal communications from unauthorized access.’     A coalition of cyber activists and advocacy groups from 42 […]


What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 30, 2015   What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1 In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors […]

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Science Fiction and Communist Reality

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education November 23, 2015   Science Fiction and Communist Reality Real Heroes: Stanislaw Lem   Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem (1921–2006) “skillfully dissected the 20th century’s foolhardy efforts to create utopias by stifling individuality and economic freedoms.” So said cultural critic Bruce Edward Walker. Lem was best […]


To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 21, 2015 (First published November 16, 2015)   To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late   “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people […]

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Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]


Ludwig von Mises, Genius?

By Bettina Bien Greaves Mises.org September 29, 2015   Ludwig von Mises, Genius?   For decades, Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman for the Austrian school of economics. An advocate of free markets and a critic of government interference, he stood for peaceful and voluntary cooperation. Whenever possible, he spoke out for individual […]

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Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel

By Against Crony Capitalism September 21, 2015   Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel     When I think “champion of human rights” I always think of Saudi Arabia. What with the public beheadings and women not being allowed to drive cars and all. Oh, and being gay is punishable by […]


The Americas Take a Dive in Freedom Ranking

By Rebeca Morla PamAm Post September 15, 2015   The Americas Take a Dive in Freedom Ranking Venezuela the Perennial Cellar Dwellar, the United States Losing Pace     Canada’s Fraser Institute released its 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report (EWF) on Monday, September 14, with good news for the world but bad news […]

Hong Kong remains as the most economically free country on the planet, according to the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report. (All Worlds Towns)

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Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute September 2, 2015   Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America   “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the American police state must think […]


The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

By Against Crony Capitalism August 29, 2015   The long, slow death of the rule of law in America     The rule of law (and not man or woman) is vital to a free society. If might makes right there is little room to do business, to invest, to build wealth, to be secure […]

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 10, 2015   Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America   “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population […]


Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com August 4, 2015   Legal and Academic Equality Nonsense   A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn’t let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks […]

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