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Tag: imperialism
  • Imperialism Is NOT Capitalism

    Statists and Keynesian economists point to class disparities and lack of social justice as an example of why Laissez-Faire/Austrian economic policies do not work. They point to the impoverished, both in the developing world and in the United States, as examples of victims of greedy, ruthless capitalism. While these people are righteously pointing at a …

  • Doug Bandow is Right On

    In my recent article, “Human Beings Aren’t Pawns,” I pondered several questions: If the neocons were genuine about their compassion concerning basic human rights and an open democracy, where are they now? Why are they not pressuring President Obama to extend support to the red shirts in Bangkok? Why did they limit their support to …

  • Senseless and Shameful

    I write today both angry and sad. Yesterday, the number of dead American soldiers in Afghanistan reached 1,000. That means 1,000 less brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, and children. All in the name of what? Protecting freedom? Building schools? Fighting a war tactic? These young people are dying in vain for a …

  • Damn Them Evil Soviets!

    As the media tries to portray Russia and Iran  as an Axis of Evil part deux, prime minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, continues to debunk this image. Putin said talks of sanctions before talks of diplomacy are “premature” — and rightfully so. With Iran being constantly deemed a ticking time bomb, I think that noble …

  • “They interfere with other countries.”

    That was the response a CNN reporter got when he asked a Pakistani member of a “lashkar” what he likes least about the US. A lashkar is a private militia force in Pakistan dedicated to eradicating the Taliban’s influence and power in the region. Members of these militant groups are fierce and relentless fighters. After …