A Pirate’s Life for Somalis


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The EU’s answer to piracy only makes the crime more appealing.

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The Economics of Piracy: Jon Stewart Agrees with Me!


Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart recognized my brilliance. It’s been a long time in coming. He was interviewing Captain Richard Phillips, author of The Captain’s Duty, who is the man that was kidnapped by Somali pirates that only recognized that their business wasn’t working so well for them when they had bullets [...]

Bret Stephens: Airport Security and Our Incompetent Civilization – WSJ.com


When does a civilization become incompetent? I’ve been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame. But […]

Crime Pays for Somali Pirates – by Stephen Brown


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Al-Qaeda’s proxies step up terror war at sea.