Last updated on: 1/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

James Bovard Biography

Title:
Policy Advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution has long been illegal in the vast majority of the United States. Unfortunately, laws against prostitution often bring out the worst among the nation’s law-enforcement agencies — and pose a growing threat to public health. As fear of the spread of AIDS rises, the legalization of prostitution offers one of the easiest means to limit the spread of the contagion — and of improving the quality of law enforcement in this country.”

“The Legalization of Prostitution,” Freedom Daily, Sep. 1998

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Policy Advisor, The Future of Freedom Foundation
  • Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
  • Adjunct Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Expertise in trade policy, farm policy, civil liberties, and the growth of government
  • Frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily
  • Has written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, New Republic, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Newsweek
  • Regular contributor to FFF’s Freedom Daily monthly journal
  • Recipient of the Laissez Faire Book’s Lysander Spooner award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003 for Terrorism and Tyranny
  • Recipient of the Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association, 1996
  • Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1996
  • Co-recipient of the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, 1995
  • Recipient of the Mencken Award for Book of the Year from the Free Press Association for his 1995 book Lost Rights
Education:
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Other:
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