Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. Previously he was the Bastiat Scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Cobden Fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation, and a Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He also served as a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He is a weekly columnist for Forbes online and contributes regularly to the Huffington Post, National Interest online, American Spectator online, and other online publications. Previously a columnist for, a nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service, and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry, he has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Harper’s, National Interest, Christianity Today, National Review, New Republic, and American Conservative, as well as leading newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Bandow has written and edited several books, including Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire (Xulon Press), The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea (Palgrave/Macmillan; co-author), Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World (Cato; co-editor), The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology (Transaction), The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction), and Beyond Good Intentions: A Biblical View of Politics (Crossway).

He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. Bandow received his B.S. in Economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979. He is a member of the California and D.C. Bars.