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Strange Bedfellows Event: Investor Protections in the NAFTA Renegotiation

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

Cato Institute Reviews Hatfield's Cybersecurity And Tax Reform

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...

Are Journalists the Enemy of the American People?

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

Dividing the cake: high court briefs show First Amendment split

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

Making tax reform hurt retirement savers is 'politically dumb,' says Cato Institute's Chris Edwards

Using tax reform to lower 401(k) tax deductibility is "politically dumb," says Cato Institute's Chris Edwards.

Economic Growth, Capitalism, Improves Standards of Living, Health, Life Expectancy: New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

Free markets make the world a better place. Marian Tupy writes: Last Friday, the Cato Institute hosted a forum on a new book, Neil Monnery's Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong. Sir John Cowperthwaite...Show More Summary

We're Number 11, We're Number 11! Eh?

(October 11, 2017 02:47 AM, by David Henderson) The Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and more than 70 think tanks around the world have published the latest edition of Economic Freedom of the World. It's by James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, and Joshua Hall, with the assistance of... (0 COMMENTS)

AT THIS RATE IT’LL NEVER GO PLATINUM: The USA is still outside the top ten in the new Fraser Institu…

AT THIS RATE IT’LL NEVER GO PLATINUM: The USA is still outside the top ten in the new Fraser Institute/Cato Institute rankings of economic freedom. The top ten: Hong Kong Singapore New Zealand Switzerland Ireland United Kingdom Mauritius Georgia Australia Estonia The US is ranked joint #11, alongside Canada.

New Economic Freedom Report on Prosperity, Gender Equality and Populism

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report is out today. Co-published in the United States by the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Cato Institute, it continues to find a strong relationship between economic freedom on the...Show More Summary

Poll: 61% Oppose Firing NFL Players Who Refuse to Stand for National Anthem, but 65% of Republicans Say Players Should be Fired

Today we’re releasing one question from the forthcoming national Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey of 2,300 Americans conducted by the Cato Institute in collaboration with YouGov. The national survey finds that a solid majority,...Show More Summary

Only 1 in 4 Americans Say Fed Should Set Interest Rates

According to a new national poll just released by the Cato Institute, Americans know very little about the Federal Reserve. Not surprising. But among those who are familiar with its work, most think it should not be setting interestShow More Summary

Poll: Public Distrusts Wall Street Regulators as Much as Wall Street, Say Gov't Regulators Are Ineffective, Biased, and Selfish

The new Cato Institute 2017 Financial Regulation national survey of 2,000 U.S. adults released today finds that Americans distrust government financial regulators as much as they distrust Wall Street. Nearly half (48%) have “hardly any confidence” in either.  Click here for full survey report Americans have a love-hate relationship with regulators. Show More Summary

Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform

In the last 30 days, the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean have played host to four hurricanes, three of which reached category 3 or higher, with Hurricane Irma claiming the title as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Click here for reuse options! Tags: Harvey Irma Alan Reynolds cato institute Newsweek Magazine media climate deniers

Saying it with frosting at SCOTUS

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

My Cato Institute colleagues (Sept. 6) and the U.S. Department of Justice (Sept. 7) have both weighed in with amicus briefs in the Supreme Court’s fall-term case of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, supporting...Show More Summary

Poll: Americans Want Financial Regulators to Prioritize Fraud Protection

Later this month the Cato Institute will be releasing an in-depth report analyzing the results of the national Cato 2017 Financial Regulation Survey. The survey, conducted in collaboration with YouGov, asked 2,000 Americans what they...Show More Summary

Corporate Tax Reform Would Increase Employment By 6%-22% And Wages By 15%-28%

Andrew Hanson (Marquette) & Ike Brannon (Cato Institute), Corporate Income Taxes and Labor: An Investigation of Empirical Evidence: With the highest top marginal corporate tax rate among OECD nations and the third-highest in the world at 35 percent, it is not surprising that policymakers have long evinced a desire to...

Health Policy Topics in New, Online Version of The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

The Cato Institute’s Libertarianism.org web site has released a new, online version of The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. The Encyclopedia offers “a general guide to the social and political philosophy that today goes by the name of...Show More Summary

Results from the 2017 Libertarianism vs. Conservatism Post-Debate Attendee Survey

As part of a yearly tradition, the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation co-host a debate in which interns of both think tanks debate whether conservatism or libertarianism is a better ideology. Following this year’s debate, the Cato...Show More Summary

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

I am pleased to announce that this week the Cato Institute published the Encyclopedia of Libertarianism online, unabridged, and unpaywalled.  The Encyclopedia was my first project at Cato, and if you ask me its current format is exactly where it belongs. Show More Summary

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