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James Bovard Biography

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

“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
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