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Economics of Peace

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 3:59 PM
First, let's define "interventionism" in a clear and meaningful way.
SMyles Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 7:38 PM
in·ter·ven·tion·ism

noun
the policy or doctrine of intervening, especially government interference in the affairs of another state or in domestic economic affairs.
How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy?

After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties.

Capitalists have historically opposed war and embraced production as a means to freedom, prosperity and national security. So, it surprises me when self-described fiscal conservatives embrace a foreign policy of military interventionism.

Indeed, George W. Bush opposed nation-building when he ran for president in 2001; he maintained that military interventionism...