Twenty Years of Terror

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Dan Sanchez

“The Global War on Terror set the standard for crisis response for the next twenty years. Every time the public is retraumatized by a new scare (like the financial crisis of 2008 or the COVID crisis we’re living through now), it responds by flocking in terror to the arms of the government. Indeed, as Robert Higgs showed in his book Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government, history demonstrates that it is not just war that feeds the state, but any sufficiently big and scary crisis. That is why governments are so eager to instigate, exacerbate, and perpetuate wars and crises.” (09/11/21)