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James Bovard

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James Bovard is the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

The Police State

Blog02/06/2017
When it comes to excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security.

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The Great Democracy Scam of 2016

Big GovernmentStrategyPolitical Theory

09/29/2016The Austrian
A democratic government that respects no limits on its own power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

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How Government Buys Your Support

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/17/2016The Austrian
Bribes can work both ways. Sometimes it pays to bribe politicians for what you want. But voters will often happily exchange votes for free stuff. In fact, the latter strategy has been proven to work wonders if one wants a bigger government.

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The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

Big Government

06/17/2015The Austrian
Washington think tanks are anything but non-political temples to research. They employ out-of-office politicians with fat salaries and provide intellectual cover for the latest big government, anti-trade, and pro-war schemes.

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The Absurdity of "Reform" in DC

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

03/02/2015The Austrian
Government will be so much better if we just adopt the latest fads in government reform, we’re told. Needless to say, modest reforms have a long record of total failure and the only answer is to make radical cuts to every government program...

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