The More Freedom Foundation is trying to save the world.

We’re at an odd point in history. We could be on the cusp of a new Golden Age, or we could be marching down the path to World War III. Despite the picture presented by most of our media, the world really is in great shape. The world is governed by US power and a set of institutions that have largely succeeded in bringing about unparalleled peace and prosperity.

The US won’t be able to play Globo-Cop much longer, but the systems we’ve set up, run more cooperatively, could give the world centuries of peace. Unfortunately, the benefits of globalization have been poorly communicated, and they haven’t been evenly distributed within the developed world. This has generated serious instability within the world’s most powerful countries. In the coming years it’s possible that this instability will grow and spread.

Which is what makes the MFF’s mission so vital. We aim to provide counter-programming to the politicians and news sources that tell you everything is terrible. We produce videos and publications that use history to provide a more accurate picture of the world and ward against the dangerous “solutions” proposed by people in the United States and abroad. We also maintain a growing reading list that uses the work of others to enlarge on the themes we point out. We are an educational institution, but we’re also agitating for a better world. We are most concerned with fixing the US criminal justice system and saving the US world system from the US government, but we’ve got an opinion on everything. I hope you’ll dive in to the resources we provide, and consider supporting our work as we go forward.

At this point the MFF is mostly just me, Rob Morris, and the odd network of friends and supporters I’ve built up over the years. My work has been covered in Forbes, and has been re-tweeted by the likes of Reza Aslan, and the actor Donal Logue from Vikings. It also got me invited to speak at TEDx Ă–stersund in Sweden. All this recognition has been fantastic, but I’m probably proudest of the fact that I convinced a high school classmate NOT to hold an anti-Syrian refugee demonstration at the CT state house. You can reach me through twitter @RobboLaw, instagram @thegoldenage, or the MFF’s Facebook page.

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  • Robert Dresden

    I have re-worked my analysis of the TheRelgionOfPeace.com terrorism database and oil prices. I keep forgetting to live by the KISS principle, particularly when I’m throwing numbers around. So, I chucked out my attempt to combine OPEC SUPPLY and PRODUCTION variables and just stuck with OIL PRICES.

    OIL PRICES (as a proxy for Saudi/UAE cash reserves) and TERRORISM DEATHS are related…I think that is clear just from a simple graphical comparison.

    Here is a brief write-up about what I did on Medium.com:


    And a simple graph:


    Bottom line: Yes. Oil prices and terrorism deaths are related.

    More surprising..the The Religion of Peace (TROP) database is not as bad as we might think. They are hatemongers, but their database matches up pretty weil to the more academic terrorism database — GTD — from the University of Maryland. In fact, I feel more comfortable knowing TROP will throw pretty much anything into their database while the GTD decision process is probably burdened with layers of political correctness and good intentions. Social science and good intentions don’t mix.

    – Kent

    • Robert Morris

      Thanks, this is is really cool! I tweeted it out and shared it on the Facebook page. Sorry to take so long to get back to you on this. I’ll be honest, I don’t really understand regressions and the like, but I’m happy to see that you conclude I’m not full of shit.

  • Dianalarious

    Hi Rob, I am researching for an article I am doing about Yemen. I came across a video of yours (I think there might be another coming up on my list), which seems to be about the clearest, least biased presentation I’ve come across. As you know, it is a particularly convoluted situation. Could’ve chosen an easier topic for sure. I am tenacious though, and persist in torturing myself with the very complex history and current state of things there.
    Wanted to offer you thanks and kudos for your informative breakdown.
    – Diana Davenport

    • Robert Morris

      Glad you found it useful! I have done something like 15 vids on Yemen at this point. The first five provide my take more or less. The only important thing since then is Saleh getting killed. (Pretty important!) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxhnOOMB4qsMJqg5cDKAOVpfRo6d4u5rb

      • Dianalarious

        Yes! After posting here I found and viewed them all. I am wondering if I might arrange a time to interview you for my piece. You are the least fairest and most comprehensive source I have found on the topic. You can contact me at dianadavenport11@gmail.com. I hope to hear from you. This is my email for readers to contact me, so I don’t get notifications on it. I check it pretty much daily. I’d be happy to send you a sample of my work as well.
        I really love your work. Your authenticity and altruism are apparent.

        • Dianalarious

          In fact, i opened a window on my desktop to that email. That will make checking more convenient. Though the story and interview will unfold in it’s time, I am anxiously awaiting to establish contact.

      • Dianalarious

        Hey Rob, don’t know if you didn’t get my last comment yet, but I sure hope to hear from you. I’m freelance, so I’m not on a strict timeframe, but would like to get this project finished up soon to move on. I am not on twitter yet. (It’s coming, but I’ve yet to take that plunge into yet another distraction.) Just not sure how to contact you you otherwise. If you shoot me an email, we can call or skype or discord or whatever. I know my article would benefit greatly from a conversation with you. Thanks!

      • Jeanina Mao

        Hi Rob, why is Israel obsessed with going to war with Iran instead of trying to make peace with them. Is the government dumb enough to value the profits of the military industrial complex over Israel’s security?

        • robbo28

          Yes, the government is dumb enough to value the MIC profits over security. But also, crucially, Israel needs a scary enemy to justify continued occupation of Palestine. So they do everything they can to keep Iran miserable and out of the world system.

  • John Elkins

    I want to help de facto nations, unrepresented peoples, and secession movements get recognition and self determination, but I don’t know how. There seems to be no organizations doing this… any advice?

    • Robert Morris

      I would suggest picking one, and then looking into the organizations and groups that might support it. Not really my cup of tea. I tend to be on the side of states.

  • CL Thomas

    Hi. Last week I stumbled upon a video that you did comparing oil prices and terror events that were listed on a terrorism tracking website. I thought that was very interesting and wanted to watch it again but I can’t seem to find the video again. Do you happen to know the video I am talking about and its title?