The Future Belongs to Liberty
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.