Time for Washington to Stop Sanctioning the World: US Arrogance Leaves Trail of Innocent Victims Behind

– October 14, 2021

“America’s sanctions policy is both costly and cruel, with the gains rarely worth the resulting human harm. The Biden administration should review current policy and sharply limit the use of economic sanctions.” ~ Doug Bandow


The IMF Should Be Eliminated, Not Expanded

– October 12, 2021

“There are many good economists who work for the IMF and they often produce high-quality research. Sadly, their sensible analysis doesn’t seem to have any impact on the decisions of the organization’s top bureaucrats.” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell


“Green” Europe Looks to Coal Again

– October 7, 2021

“Europe is suddenly stocking up on all three fossil fuels, and paying exorbitant prices to do so. In turn, so-called ‘greenhouse gas emissions’ (GHGs) will jump. And none of it was necessary, except that Miss Thunberg’s fan base made it so.” ~ Michael Fumento


The Secret Tariff Code Heist

– October 4, 2021

“Unfortunately, as long as politicians can profiteer from restricting imports, protectionism will continue reviving. Most of the media continues to ignore the economic carnage resulting from protectionist decrees that, after all these years, still cannot pass the laugh test.” ~ James Bovard


An Armor Conspired: the Global Shipping Freeze

– October 2, 2021

“The idea that an economy could be shut down and turned back on without far reaching consequences is damnable, and could only come from the minds with no understanding of the extraordinary interdependence of the productive sector.” ~ Peter C. Earle


China As Excuse: Special Interests Mulct Americans in the Name of Battling Modern “Yellow Peril”

– October 1, 2021

“The US should not use the specter of China as an excuse to further bloat Uncle Sam’s budget, imitating Beijing’s worst policies in the bargain. America will win the intensifying competition by relying on its historic strengths rather than aping China’s statist strategies.” ~ Doug Bandow


As China Celebrates a Birthday, Hong Kong Has a Funeral

– October 1, 2021

“The Chinese government seems much more interested in punishing the Hong Kongese for their truculence, rather than including them as full citizens. So every year China celebrates National Day. And every year we mourn the loss of a free Hong Kong.” ~ Robert Anthony Peters


Evergrande Is Not A ‘Systemic Risk.’ Politicians Are The Only Risk To The ‘System’

– September 29, 2021

“Let’s hope that Chinese government officials prove wiser than American politicians, pundits, and economists who to this day think 2008 was caused by the failure of a few financial institutions. This wholly mistaken view remains the only ‘systemic risk’ in the ‘system’ that is the U.S. economy.” ~ John Tamny


The Curse of Resources, Coups, and Business

– September 24, 2021

“Unruly ambitions degrade the institutions and norms that would contribute to successful negotiations with multinational firms and investors essential for the development of the economy.” ~ Todd Myers


The Silver Lining of the Afghanistan Withdrawal: Afghanistan is No Longer Simply a US Problem

– September 21, 2021

“The U.S. cannot fix the world. Washington should leave Central Asia’s problems to surrounding states. And Americans should focus on reviving their country.” ~ Doug Bandow


Operation Go It Alone: Disenchanted Europeans May Build Their Own Army

– September 20, 2021

“The Afghanistan imbroglio provided Europe with a long overdue wake-up call. If European governments don’t like being treated dismissively by Washington, they need the capability and will to act independently.” ~ Doug Bandow


The Tragedy of 9/11 and the Afghan Debacle

– September 17, 2021

“Be prepared. Liberty will remain something to discount and whittle away in the name of ‘keeping America safe.’ And the high financial cost of playing global policeman will not diminish any time in the foreseeable future.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling