China’s Export Subsidies Are a Gift

– September 16, 2021

“Misguided retaliation that would eliminate the advantages that cheaper Chinese goods offer would result in unnecessary self-inflicted costs and forgone benefits to the American economy.” ~ Theodore A. Gebhard


El Salvador’s Bitcoin Introduction Hits Early Snags

– September 8, 2021

“Other nations would be well advised to use El Salvador’s missteps as a guide for their own such attempts. And to suffuse their embrace of crypto beyond considerations of technology, observing its fundamentally libertarian spirit as well.” ~ Peter C. Earle


The Tigray War and the National Interests of Ethiopia and the United States

– September 4, 2021

“Voluntary exchange is the path to wealth. War and predation are the paths to poverty and perdition. The peoples of Ethiopia must choose, for no one else can generate the energy and creativity to bring these peoples peace and prosperity.” ~ Todd Myers


The Sunk Cost Fallacy in the War on Terror

– September 3, 2021

“A sunk cost is an outlay (monetary or otherwise) that cannot be recouped once made. In economics, we teach our students that sunk costs should not factor into our decision-making.” ~ Abigail R. Hall Blanco


What Can We Lose To China By Isolating Afghanistan?

– September 3, 2021

“Although the United States may be withdrawing its military, continued engagement through diplomatic and economic means could go a long way in mitigating an already tragic situation.” ~ Ethan Yang


Panetta Says We Will Return to Afghanistan

– September 1, 2021

“Those who claimed that we could transform Afghanistan into a democracy only revealed that they don’t know much about what is involved in establishing liberty and the rule of law.” ~ Clifford F. Thies


Afghanistan’s Taliban Is Evil, but Don’t Isolate the Afghan People

– August 31, 2021

“Today the situation looks bleak. But it is not set. Americans should continue to do what they can to generate an alternate future for the tormented country.” ~ Doug Bandow


A $2.26 Trillion American Foreign Policy Blunder and a Big Problem for China

– August 25, 2021

“Afghanistan’s neighbors have a very challenging set of problems that need to be managed, as do the diverse peoples and interests of Afghanistan. They cannot retreat to a great island protected by two oceans.” ~ Todd Myers


Engage Rather Than Sanction the Cuban People

– August 20, 2021

“Washington should stop punishing the very people the Cuban government is oppressing. One frustrated Cuban told me that ‘We need the Americans back.’ President Biden, let the American people go!” ~ Doug Bandow


Economics Explains the Taliban’s Rapid Advances

– August 19, 2021

“The future remains uncertain for Afghanis, but the Taliban may be delivering social scientists important lessons in how rebel groups win power, how effective governance may displace corrupt regimes, and why religion still remains important in the 21st century.” ~ Anthony Gill


Give Hong Kong Residents a Path to Citizenship

– August 12, 2021

“In the face of authoritarian dictatorships such as the CCP and in the context of our complicated great power rivalry with China, taking in Hong Kong refugees is one of the few moves we can make to advance our interests peacefully.” ~ Ethan Yang


Engaging China was the Right Strategy Then; It Remains the Right Strategy Now

– August 11, 2021

“Americans should address the very real challenges posed by the PRC’s oppressive shift under Xi Jinping. But they should remain engaged with China and especially the Chinese people. Liberty is under siege but not forever lost.” ~ Doug Bandow