Mr. James Bovard

Posted in: Crime/Self Defense/Illegal Drugs, Housing/Urban Redevelopment/Planning, Legal/Regulatory/Judicial, State & Municipal Services/Privatization, Taxation/Budget/Economic Policy

Adjunct Analyst, Author , Competitive Enterprise Institute
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
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Washington DC
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From a Wall Street Journal review of the Mencken Award winning Lost Rights: "Remarkable...astonishingly broad...excellent.... Mr. Bovard's unrivaled research has resulted in a virtual encyclopedia of modern government abuse."
Recipient of the 1996 Freedom Fund award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association.

Academic Background


Publications or Presentations

Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State & the Demise of the Citizen (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1999).
Shakedown: How Government Screws You from A to Z (New York, N.Y.: Viking Press, 1995).
Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1994).

Issue Specialities

Civil liberties, government waste, government fraud, abuse of government powers, law enforcement, trade, agriculture, housing policy, gun control, concealed carry.

Calvert Index

Taxation/Budget/Economic Policy
State & Municipal Services/Privatization
Crime/Self Defense/Illegal Drugs
Housing/Urban Redevelopment/Planning