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G.W.H. Bush Protectionist Follies, 1989-1992

Some folks thought I was too harsh on the late George H.W. Bush in my USA Today oped and on my Twitter comments. So here’s some of the articles I wrote on Bush’s protectionist debacles in the early 1990s. [The following piece was reprinted in two economics college textbooks] Wall Street Journal Wednesday, September 6, […]

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My 2 ¢ on George H.W. Bush’s Funeral and Career

I saw George H.W. Bush give a speech in southern Illinois in early 1980 when he was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. His spiel was the usual campaign stump speech, with nothing memorable. However, after the speech, a young student at Southern Illinois University politely asked him about his role in the Trilateral Commission. […]

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Podcast: My Train Trip to Communist Hell

Millennials like Communism?!? I was vaccinated against it when I traveled to Romania, dodging secret agent hookers, surly clerks, and gullible guards with machine guns.  I avoided arrest and whacked hell out of the regime in the New York Times after I returned. Two years later, an uprising ended with the execution of the country’s […]

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President George H.W. Bush: DEA Agents are America’s “Greatest Freedom Fighters”

The late President George H.W. Bush promised “kinder, gentler” policies then revved up the drug war and vastly increased crackdowns across the nation.  Overfilled prisons are part of his forgotten legacy. Bush also hailed DEA agents as “the greatest freedom fighters any nation could have, people who provide freedom from violence and freedom from drugs […]

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Bush Protection: The President and Free Trade (1992)

Some critics believe that Trump’s horrendous views on trade are a novelty. Here is a 1992 article I wrote for New Republic on the trade follies that permeated the administration of the late George H.W. Bush. The New Republic, January 20, 1992 HEADLINE: Bush protection: the president and free trade. by James Bovard Inviting Lee […]

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