Basic economic reasoning that economists have used to argue against government intervention in the domestic economy can also be applied to international affairs. When coupled with some knowledge of history, the economic way of thinking makes a powerful case for a noninterventionist foreign policy.

David R. Henderson is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, an Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Defense and Foreign PolicyGovernment and PoliticsPolitical HistoryTerrorism and Homeland Security
Other Independent Review articles by David R. Henderson
Summer 2018 Why We Fight: A Study of U.S. Government War-Making Propaganda
Winter 2015/16 The Economy in 2065: Predictions and Cautions
Spring 2015 A Philosophical Economist’s Case against a Government-Guaranteed Basic Income
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