Doug Bandow

dbandow@cato.org

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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No More Bricks in the Wall

For decades, the Berlin Wall imprisoned a people — then something amazing happened

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

For years, the people of the East cowered behind the Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall was its menacing front line. Then, in an instant, it was all swept away.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

Living the Easy Life

Most Westerners don’t know how good they have it

OCTOBER 20, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

A recent trip to Egypt left this Westerner thankful for what he left behind, despite the problems.

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The Liberty to Leave

Secession is a right, despite slavery’s blight and the Civil War

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Slavery has tainted the idea of secession, just as it erroneously defines the Civil War for too many people.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

Movement on the Rise?

It’s about time. We’ve tried everything else.

AUGUST 14, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

The libertarian moment has not arrived--it has to be seized. Every alternative has already failed, but statists keep doubling down on them.

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Back in Iraq?

Foreign policy déja vù all over again

JULY 28, 2014 by DOUG BANDOW

Nation-building didn't work the last time the United States invaded Iraq and it won't work now.

CURRENT ISSUE

December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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