Freeman

Potomac Principles

Terrorism: The Price of Bad Energy Economics?

Middle Eastern Oil Is Less Important Than We Think

MARCH 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Seeing the World Plain

America's Prosperity and Liberty Are Rare in This World

FEBRUARY 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

Patriotic Tax Avoiders

America's Corporate Tax Rate Is Excessive

JANUARY 01, 2003 by DOUG BANDOW

The Constitution According to George Bush

President Bush Must Abide by Congress's Decision

DECEMBER 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

Washington's Inadvertent Support for Cuban Communism

American Trade, Investment, and Travel Would Challenge Castro's Government

JULY 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

The War on Charity

Government Aid Crowds Out Private Charity

JUNE 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

A War to End All Banditry

Washington's Primary Interest Is Thwarting Transnational Terrorists Who Target Americans at Home

MAY 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

Free to Be Stupid

Washington, D.C., Does Not Have a Monopoly on Idiocy

MARCH 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

Making Terrorists Pay

Terrorism Victims Should Pursue Perpetrators' Assets

FEBRUARY 01, 2002 by DOUG BANDOW

Demonizing Drug Makers

Governments Risk Killing the Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs

SEPTEMBER 01, 2001 by DOUG BANDOW
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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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