President Trump’s announcement of new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum drew swift warnings from free traders, including here at the Cato Institute, that such naked protectionism will lead to job losses and reduced prosperity. But don’t just take our word for it. Show More Summary
It shouldn't be "just the United States badgering China," says the Cato Institute.
Well, the obvious answer is yes, but just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean that pinheaded judges get it. Teixeira has petitioned the Supreme Court to review his case. In this amicus brief, Cato Institute, the Millennial Policy Center, and the Independence Institute seek to persuade the Supreme Court to take it. The brief goes deeply […]
(February 10, 2018 07:28 PM, by David Henderson) Last year the Cato Institute, along with the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, published the Human Freedom Index 2017. In it, the authors, Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnki, assign scores to... (5 COMMENTS)
For decades, ex–Cato Institute president Ed Crane subjected female employees to serial sexual harassment.
A White House proposal would slash legal immigration rates by 44 percent this year and result in 22 million fewer immigrants over the next five decades when compared to current law, according to a Cato Institute study released Monday. The analysis from David Bier and Stuart Anderson found that nearly half a million immigrants who […]
(January 30, 2018 12:00 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Tomorrow I'm speaking at the Cato Institute on my new book. Kevin Carey, author of The End of College, comments. You can live stream it, but I hope to see you there!... (0 COMMENTS)
The new Human Freedom Index is out today. For a third year, the annual report—published by Cato, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany—paints a broad picture of personal, civil and economic freedom in the world. Show More Summary
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching in a four day program called “Alternative Monetary University”, organized by George Selgin. The program will take place July 15-18 at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, and George provides some information about registering in his blog: Students in or entering their last year of undergraduate or […]
(January 10, 2018 01:24 PM, by Bryan Caplan) On January 31 at 4 PM, I'm presenting The Case Against Education at the Cato Institute, with comments by New America's Kevin Carey. (See here and here for my earlier thoughts on Carey's work). Many thanks to Cato's Neal McCluskey... (0 COMMENTS)
Cato podcast: “Should commercial speech receive diminished First Amendment protection? Martin Redish of Northwestern Law School made his case at the Cato Institute’s conference on the First Amendment.” We linked Prof. Redish’s Cato Policy Analysis on the subject last summer. Show More Summary
A CONSERVATIVE BRIT IN DC (NOT ME) WRITES: Ryan Bourne, formerly of London’s Institute of Economic Affairs and now of the Cato Institute reflects on his first year in DC. He’s noticed something: [A]rticle after article is written as if this really is the end of the world…[W]ho cares for…truths? Walk around DC and you’ll […]
Several days ago a colleague of mine, having been sent a copy of the Niskanen Center’s recent conspectus, wondered whether Bill Niskanen, the former Chairman of the Cato Institute after whom the Niskanen Center is named, would have agreed with a claim it made. Show More Summary
It isn’t very often that free traders at the Cato Institute and the anti-corporate left agree on matters of trade policy. We free traders oppose barriers and subsidies and seek straightforward, nonintrusive rules to ensure an equality of opportunity for businesses, workers, investors, and consumers. Show More Summary
Chris Edwards (Cato Institute), Tax Reform, the IRS, Cybersecurity, and Privacy (reviewing Michael Hatfield (University of Washington), Cybersecurity and Tax Reform, 93 Ind. L.J. ___ (2018)): The current tax reform debate has focused on economic growth and the value of cuts to different groups of taxpayers. Tax simplification has received...
Source: Cato Institute It is shocking that 63% of GOP members believe the 4th Estate is the “enemy of the people:” “A majority of Republicans (63%) agree with President Trump that journalists today are an “enemy of the American people.”...Show More Summary
Eugene Volokh and the Cato Institute amicus program hardly ever take opposite sides of a First Amendment case, but it’s happening in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. At issue is whether the concept of expression extends to cake decoration, and if so how far. Show More Summary
Using tax reform to lower 401(k) tax deductibility is "politically dumb," says Cato Institute's Chris Edwards.