In which I try again to make a rather subtle point to Jonathan Adler: Look: I agree that for Cato to be a Koch-owned and Koch-controlled entity is likely to destroy Cato as we have known it, and that would be a shame. I am trying to make the narrower point: the defense of Crane and Cato as we have known it is something that is easy for a Burkean or a communitarian or a social democrat to make, but well-nigh impossible for a libertarian to make.
(Ilya Somin) I agree with most of what co-blogger Jonathan Adler says about Cato Chairman Bob Levy’s recent statement on the conflict between the Kochs and the Cato Institute. It is, overall, a persuasive document and much more deta... Read Post
(Jonathan H. Adler) Charles G. Koch has issued the following statement about the Koch brothers lawsuit to obtain control of the Cato Institute. Here it is in its entirety: Statement by Charles G. Koch Chairman and CEO, Koch Industr... Read Post
Ed Crane tries to hold a Cato shareholders' meeting to reduce the Koch brothers' controlling 2/3 share as of Bill Niskanen's death to a non-controlling share. The Koch brothers use their legal property rights to file suit in a Kansa... Read Post