What is it about well intentioned, well-funded, state led, humanitarian aid programs that makes them fail so miserably? The truth is, humanitarian aid intended to alleviate suffering often fails, and in many cases causes additional harm to those who are already suffering. In the first 8 months after Hurricane Katrina, billions of dollars were wasted, […]
Was the Iraq war worth it? The U.S went into Iraq under the pretense of weapons of mass destruction, but another reason was the effort to show Iraqis the power of freedom… to make Iraq safe for democracy. 100,000 civilian casualties and 800 billion dollars later it’s hard to argue that Iraq is better off […]
Does foreign intervention do more harm than good? It’s hard to look at suffering in developing nations and stomach much of the poverty that exists in the world. Naturally, we all want to help, but to help requires a knowledge that people in a given community have gained over time. Based on experiences, habits and […]
Do the benefits of foreign intervention outweigh the costs? Foreign intervention is a source of much disagreement among those who believe in a limited government. If the role of government is to keep us safe, is intervening internationally necessary to do so? Professor Chris Coyne of George Mason University explains. Learn more: http://hayekandchill.com/foreign-policy/
After the terror attack in Orlando, is there anything the US government can do to protect us? In this video, Don Boudreaux looks at the presidential candidates’ stances on combating terrorism. Trump promises to directly target the families of terrorists. And his plan for ISIS is to “bomb the [email protected]!# out of them.” But other […]
Why should you read Don Quixote (…if you love freedom)? Is Don Quixote a Libertarian Novel? Professor of Literature, Eric C. Graf, talks about Don Quixote and its messages about liberty.