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Will Trump Slash Federal Spending?

 Future of Freedom Foundation Will Trump Reduce Federal Spending? by James Bovard November 21, 2017 Donald Trump’s first proposed budget took a step towards draining the swamp in Washington. His proposal was the first one since the Reagan era in which a president has sought a wholesale demolition of boondoggles. On the other hand, Trump’s […]

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U.K. Ecologist: How Obama Aid Ravages Third World Farmers

Ecologist (UK), July 27, 2014 Obama food aid ravages Third World farmers by James Bovard The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people, writes James Bovard. But the truth is the reverse – it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries – creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while […]

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Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World

From the FFF‘s April 2014 issue of the Future of Freedom – Foreign Aid Clobbers the Third World by James Bovard The U.S. government loves to preen about its generosity to the world’s downtrodden. However, a long series of presidents and their tools have scorned the evidence that their aid programs perennially clobber recipients. Nowhere is this […]

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Wall Street Journal Publishes Food for Peace Retort

Responding to my piece last week – in tomorrow’s Letters to the Editor in the Wall Street Journal – Food for Peace is an international aid program that has been successful domestically and abroad since its inception in 1954 (“How ‘Food for Peace’ Hurts Foreign Farmers” by James Bovard, op-ed, April 30). It has fed the […]

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MP3 of Scott Horton Show Interview on Food for Peace

Scott Horton and I had fun yesterday discussing the twisted history of U.S. foreign aid on his radio show. The show was spurred by yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article on Food for Peace, but farm subsidies took a thrashing across the board. There was also enough time to kick the stuffing out of ethanol. Okay, […]

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