Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S.

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  • Methods used in foreign intervention often resurface domestically, whether that’s in the form of skills or technology.
  • University of Tampa professor Abigail Blanco calls this the boomerang effect. It’s a consequence not often thought about when we discuss foreign intervention.
  • The three channels to consider when examining the boomerang effect include human capital in the form of skills, administrative dynamics, and physical capital in the form of tools and technology.


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