Topic: War and Peace

Why Did The Redcoats Wear Red Coats?

– April 19, 2023

“Students are often amazed and delighted by what the economic way of thinking can help us understand, and it is why instructors must look for every opportunity to instill the wonder of economics in their students.” ~ Anthony Gill


Proponents of Fiscal Stimulus Need to Stop Using World War II as an Example

– March 2, 2023

“If proponents of fiscal stimulus want to use wartime spending as an empirical illustration to make their case, they need to be aware that doing so relies on a bad understanding of economic facts.” ~ Vincent Geloso


When Federal Interest Payments Come to Exceed the Military Budget: Time to Stop Defending the Rest of the World

– January 5, 2023

“The US economy no longer can sustain a policy of endless war. Rising interest rates highlight the dismal state of Uncle Sam’s finances. Fiscal reality, as well as good sense, tells the US to focus on its own security.” ~ Doug Bandow


A Secret War in the Making: Americans Should Not Die to Defend Taiwan

– January 2, 2023

“The better strategy would be aid short of war. Today the US and democratic states should be making conflict less likely by arming Taiwan, insisting that it take its own defense seriously.” ~ Doug Bandow


Time for US To Get Tough With Europe: No More Military Welfare for Indolent Defense Dependents

– August 25, 2022

“The United States no longer can afford to defend the world. Washington should announce that it will no longer treat its allies as helpless juveniles, forever doomed to be defense dependents.” ~ Doug Bandow


The Marquis de Lafayette: Remembering France’s Greatest Champion of Liberty

– August 21, 2022

“In a sense, Americans are still celebrating him today. No fewer than 36 American cities and towns are named for him, such as Fayetteville, North Carolina and Lafayette, Louisiana.” ~ Lawrence W. Reed


New ‘Hunger Winter’ Looms as Europe Prepares to Shiver

– August 7, 2022

“The democracies are riven with culture wars and other indulgences as Europe’s crisis is in the making. For much of the rest of the world, a new Hunger Winter looms. Many will be cold this winter, others will be hungry. Untold numbers will die.” ~ Llewellyn King


US Celebrates Alliance With Seoul: But Is South Korea Worth a Nuclear War?

– July 12, 2022

“Absent a miraculous deus ex machina, the North will soon be able to destroy American cities. This requires Washington to consider the unthinkable: acquiescing to if not encouraging South Korean development of its own nuclear deterrent.” ~ Doug Bandow


Renaming Army Posts

– June 23, 2022

“The renaming of an Army post should be a positive, not a negative statement. Renaming some of them should not be about erasing our history, but adding to our history. Heroes from the ranks of the common soldier should be honored.” ~ Clifford F. Thies


Headed for Insolvency: Biden Administration Increases US Obligations Worldwide

– May 29, 2022

“Instead of risking Americans’ lives further and longer and piling America’s debt higher and wider, President Biden should be shifting security responsibilities from the US to its defense welfare recipients.” ~ Doug Bandow


Washington Needs to Play Better with Others: Relearning the Art of Diplomacy

– May 7, 2022

“In a future highlighted by great power competition the US is going to have to follow a better model, relearn the art of diplomacy, and focus on persuading others to support America.” ~ Doug Bandow


Giles Milton’s Spectacular ‘Checkmate In Berlin’

– April 28, 2022

“How do we explain why humans can be so cruel to other humans? A read of this brilliant book will cause its readers to contemplate the previous question, and many more for a long time.” ~ John Tamny