Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the author of a number of books on economics and politics. He writes regularly on military non-interventionism.

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A Titan Falls

Politicians Befriend Big Business, Undermine Free Market

JULY 16, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Elections might make headlines, but they rarely make a dent in the corporate welfare handed out by politicians.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

Tax Exiles Flee America

Entrepreneurs are high-tailing it out of the United States, and it’s the politicians’ fault

JUNE 09, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

More and more wealthy people are leaving the United States. Both parties need to stop trying to punish this behavior.

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The Progressive Income Tax

Backed by the envious, used by the greedy

APRIL 22, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Social engineers and beneficiaries of largesse like the progressive income tax. But everyone else gets stuck with a system that is inefficient, unfair, and morally dubious.

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Nigeria’s Moment

A visit to a West African nation reveals tragic failure, yet great potential

MARCH 24, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Nigeria is full of ambitious, industrious people held back by State corruption and violent internal divisions.

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Save the Elephants: Sell Ivory

The market can seem cold and calculating, but it may be the best hope for superstar megafauna

FEBRUARY 21, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Only the free market can solve the problem of elephant poaching.

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The Tyranny of Good Intentions

Politicians Waste Money, and Sometimes Kill People, With Kindness

FEBRUARY 07, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Few people in politics fail to claim to be acting for the public good. But good intentions are never enough. Consequences are critical.

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Not Since 1946

Uncle Sam is bankrupt, but Washington says, "What, me worry?"

JANUARY 17, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Congressional Budget Office reports might be boring. But if you look at them closely, you'll see that the nation is headed for financial ruin.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

Get Rid of the TSA

Make Americans safer by letting airports handle airport security

JANUARY 02, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

The TSA is good only at bureaucracy, not safety. It's past time to reverse one of the biggest post-9/11 blunders and put security in the hands of private actors.

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Essentially Meaningless

How much of what the government does is actually essential?

OCTOBER 18, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW

We heard that the government was shut down, but apparently, more than eight of 10 of its operations were too essential to close. Really?

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Corruption Fertilizer

What Is Foreign Aid For? Nothing Good in Egypt

AUGUST 12, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW

Foreign aid generally hasn't done much good for democracy, prosperity, or U.S. leverage. In Egypt's case, about the only people it has ever helped are the generals who just pulled another coup.

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July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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