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James Ostrowski

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James Ostrowski practices law in Buffalo, New York.

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Prior Knowledge

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

05/21/2002Mises Daily Articles
The modern state, by its very nature, is incompetent, self-serving, mendacious, unresponsive, irresponsible, provocative, bellicose, and deadly. Above all, it is unaccountable. Just ask yourself what would happen to a private security firm that permitted a September 11 kind of disaster, even...
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Republicans and Big Government

Big GovernmentLegal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/19/2002Mises Daily Articles
Contrary to popular myth, every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased the federal government's size, scope, or power--and usually all three. Over the last one hundred years, of the five presidents who presided over the largest domestic spending increases, four were...
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Nozick v. The State

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/25/2002Mises Daily Articles
Robert Nozick writes, "The fundamental question of political philosophy, one that precedes questions about how the state should be organized, is whether there should be any state at all. Why not have anarchy?" Why not, indeed? James Ostrowski reflects on the recent death of philosopher Robert...
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Starving for Intelligence

12/10/2001Mises Daily Articles
It does not take $30 billion to determine that one hundred years of trying to rule the world was bound to result in retaliation at some point, or that $300 billion will not stop determined fanatics. All the CIA had to do to find out that a major terrorist attack was coming was to have had one clerk...
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The Choice

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

10/07/2001Mises Daily Articles
Either the U.S. should reclaim its traditional policy of free trade and peace and thereby end its international military interventions, or it should wage unrelenting war against any group or government that resents and predictably responds to U.S. policy.
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