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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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.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

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.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

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.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

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.

The Future Belongs to Liberty

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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