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Why Get off Welfare?

Michael D. Tanner
August 22, 2013

In this post at CATO that also appeared on Los Angeles Times (Online) on August 22, 2013, Michael Ta

Free Trade in Environmental Goods: The Trade Remedy Problem

Simon Lester and K. William Watson
August 19, 2013

In this Free Trade Bulletin for CATO, the authors assert that the administration's position on climate change has prompted policies to support so-called "clean energy."  He wants the U.S.

Now Let’s Try Real Student Aid Reform

Neal McCluskey
August 2, 2013

In this CATO Commentary that article appeared in Daily Caller on August 2, 2013, Neal McCluskey writ

Defunding Obamacare: Worth a Try

Michael Tanner
July 31, 2013

In this article that also appeared at National Review, Michael Tanner notes that trouble is brewing in the debate over Obamacare: 

Why Capitalism Is Awesome

Chris Berg
July 30, 2013

In this Policy Report, the case is made for free markets and the innovation markets provide to consumers.  Chris Berg asserts that, 

The European Welfare State and Its Lessons for America

July 30, 2013

In this Policy Report, the conclusion is made that the welfare state bodes ill for countries that proceed down that path:

A New Intellectual History of Classical Liberalism

July 30, 2013

in this review, CATO notes a new work on classical liberalism, which is liberalism rightly understood:

Improving Incentives for Federal Land Managers: The Case for Recreation Fees

Randal O'Toole
June 18, 2013

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, Randal O'Toole asserts that Congress has allowed federal land managers to charge recreation fees only for certain kinds of recreation.

The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States

George Selgin
June 20, 2013

In this Policy Analysis, George Selgin writes that there is a tendency to treat U.S. monetary history as divided between a gold standard past and a fiat dollar present.

Building a Wall around the Welfare State, Instead of the Country

Alex Nowrasteh and Sophie Cole
July 25, 2013

In this Policy Analysis, the authors assert that economists generally believe that immigration increases the size of the economy, improves productivity, and is an economic boon for almost all parti

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