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Freedom News Digest: MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022 Americans Want Reform of Government, but Parties Are Not Listening

The illegitimate use of a state by economic interests for their own ends is based upon a preexisting illegitimate power of the state to enrich some persons at the expense of others. Eliminate (bold) that (unbold) illegitimate power of giving differential economic benefits and you eliminate or drastically restrict the motive for wanting political influence.
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia [1974]
August 22, 2022
America’s Perpetual Foreign-Policy Crises
Ever since the federal government was converted from a limited-government republic to a national-security state after World War II, America has lived under a system of ongoing, never-ending, perpetual foreign-policy crises. That’s not a coincidence. The national-security establishment — i.e. the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA — need such crises to justify their continued existence and their ever-growing taxpayer-funded largess.  An …
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FFF
 Help FFF Restore Sound Money
by Jacob Hornberger
Future of Freedom Foundation
ECONOMICS
On Some Differences Separating Choices in Private Settings from Choices in Political Settings
by Donald J. Boudreaux
AIER
FREE TRADE
Free Markets Are in the National Interest
by Dominic Pino
National Interest
REGULATION
Californifying the U.S. Labor Market
by Steven Malanga
City Journal
GOVERNMENT
Americans Want Reform of Government, but Parties Are Not Listening
by Veronique de Rugy
National Review
IMMIGRATION
Open Borders?
by Bryan Caplan
Helpers Hungary
FOREIGN POLICY
More Billions to Ukraine as America Falls Apart
by Ron Paul
Ron Paul Institute
Playing With Fire in Ukraine
by John J. Mearsheimer
Foreign Affairs
We Always Knew the Dangers of NATO Expansion
by Ted Snider
Antiwar.com
NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
Those Angry at Rushdie’s Stabbing Have Been Missing in Action Over a Far Bigger Threat to Our Freedom
by Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook blog
Donald Trump and the Espionage Act
by Jacob G. Hornberger
What is the effect of the Espionage Act of 1917 on American life today? Join FFF president …
The Government Wants to Silence the Opposition
by John W. Whitehead
Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons….
The Problem with Marijuana Legalization
by Laurence M. Vance
Although the medical use of marijuana has been legalized in 37 states, its recreational use is legal only in 19 states. (South …
The Persecution of Julian Assange
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
Why do U.S. officials continue to prosecute and persecute Julian Assange? Join FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger …
Immigration Socialism, the Drug War, and a Police State
by Jacob G. Hornberger
I grew up on a farm a few miles outside Laredo, Texas, which is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. Our farm was situated on …
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