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Sports Gambling: The Latest “Public Health” Crisis


The question of how many courses of action are open to a person is, of course, very important. But it is a different question from that of how far in acting he can follow his own plans and intentions, to what extent the pattern of his conduct is of his own design, directed toward ends of which he has been persistently striving rather than toward necessities created by others in order to make him do what they want. Whether he is free or not does not depend on the range of choice but on whether he can expect to shape his course of action in accordance with his present intentions, or whether somebody else has power so as to manipulate the conditions as to make him act according to that person’s will rather than his own.
Friedrich A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty [1960]


March 3, 2023

An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story
Almost a year ago, The Future of Freedom Foundation published my book An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, which I consider to be the best work I have done in the 33-year history of FFF. For decades, the official story had been that the famous Zapruder film, which captured the assassination of President Kennedy, had been delivered to LIFE …

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Sports Gambling: The Latest “Public Health” Crisis
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Future of Freedom Foundation
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by James Bovard
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Free the People
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The Scott Horton Show
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American Conservative


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by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
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When the Government Thinks It Knows Best
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Trump’s Big Lie about Medicare and Social Security
by Laurence M. Vance
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