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Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow
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.

Doug Bandow's Articles and Posts

Government Permission to Work The Freeman
Government Permission to Work

Americans are concerned about too few jobs and too little economic growth. Ending occupational licensure would address both issues.

Supreme Court: No More Lifetime Appointments The Freeman
Supreme Court: No More Lifetime Appointments

The Constitution should be amended to authorize fixed terms for federal judges.

The Liberty to Leave The Freeman
The Liberty to Leave
Slavery has tainted the idea of secession, just as it erroneously defines the Civil War for too many people.
Nigeria’s Moment The Freeman
Nigeria’s Moment
Nigeria is full of ambitious, industrious people held back by State corruption and violent internal divisions.
The Tyranny of Good Intentions The Freeman
The Tyranny of Good Intentions
Few people in politics fail to claim to be acting for the public good. But good intentions are never enough. Consequences are critical.
Not Since 1946 The Freeman
Not Since 1946
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.
Get Rid of the TSA The Freeman
Get Rid of the TSA
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.
Wonk Licensing The Freeman
Wonk Licensing
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.
Whose Folly? Whose Goodies? The Freeman
Whose Folly? Whose Goodies?
Washington insiders' complaints about the sequester show just how little they've learned from the fiscal mess they created. 
Scarcity as Incentive: Making Do with Less in Dubai The Freeman
Scarcity as Incentive: Making Do with Less in Dubai
Dubai has no oil, but plenty of money. It's another example of how innovation, in this case driven by scarcity, creates wealth.
Whither Kuwait: Illiberal Democracy or Enlightened Autocracy? The Freeman
Whither Kuwait: Illiberal Democracy or Enlightened Autocracy?

The growing support for a religious regime among Kuwait's young shows how democracy, without limits to State power, can threaten a free society. 

Indivisible Liberty: Personal, Political, and Economic The Freeman
Indivisible Liberty: Personal, Political, and Economic

Economic liberty is no less important than freedom of speech, association, religion, or any other. In fact, it's essential to all of them. 

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