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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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?
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.
Time for Washington to Create a Policy Support Program
JULY 11, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Washington is awash in bad policy, but only Washington can institute the kind of licensing-and-subsidy regime that could solve the problem for good.
JUNE 18, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Washington insiders' complaints about the sequester show just how little they've learned from the fiscal mess they created.
MAY 27, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Dubai has no oil, but plenty of money. It's another example of how innovation, in this case driven by scarcity, creates wealth.
APRIL 26, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Farm welfare takes money from some hardworking Americans to give to other hardworking Americans with more romantic-sounding jobs. This system makes no sense, especially when Washington is already broke.
MARCH 10, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Raising the minimum wage is an attempt by the government to create wealth out of nothing. It winds up destroying it instead.
JANUARY 23, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
Entrepreneurs and other actors in the private sector provide far more public service than politicians and bureaucrats.
JANUARY 15, 2013 by DOUG BANDOW
The growing support for a religious regime among Kuwait's young shows how democracy, without limits to State power, can threaten a free society.
NOVEMBER 27, 2012 by DOUG BANDOW
Economic liberty is no less important than freedom of speech, association, religion, or any other. In fact, it's essential to all of them.