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Grave Robbers: The Moral Case Against the Death Tax

Edward J. McCaffery
October 4, 1999

In this paper, written by University of Southern California Law School professor Edward J.

Competition in Currency: The Potential for Private Money

Thomas L. Hogan
May 23, 2012

In this policy analysis for the Cato Institute, West Texas A&M University associate professor of economics Thomas Hogan studies the negative impact of the Federal Reserve’s currency monopoly on

Agricultural Regulations and Trade Barriers

Chris Edwards
June 1, 2009

This article, written by Cato Institute director of tax policy studies Chris Edwards for Downsizing Government, explains the politics of federal milk and sugar subsidies and regulations, a

Is Ridesharing Safe?

Matthew Feeney
January 27, 2015

This paper, written by Cato Institute policy analyst Matthew Feeney, studies safety regulations governing vehicles for hire, attempting to determine whether or not ridesharing services actually nee

The Economic Losers from Smoking Bans

June 29, 2010

In this essay, written by California Polytechnic State University professor of economics Michael Marlow, the economic effects of statewide smoking bans in bars and restaurants are examined, in an a

Labor Law and the First Amendment

April 1, 1985

In this essay, written by former California State University-East Bay Professor of Economics Charles W. Baird, the interaction of free speech rights and labor law is explored in depth.

Antecedents to Net Neutrality

Bruce M. Owen
July 1, 2007

In this essay for Regulation magazine, Stanford University public policy professor Bruce M.

“Net Neutrality”: Digital Discrimination or Regulatory Gamesmanship in Cyberspace?

January 12, 2004

This policy analysis, written by technology and telecommunications policy expert Adam D.

Cigarette Taxes and Smoking: Will Higher Taxes Yield a Public Benefit?

Kevin Callison and Robert Kaestner
December 1, 2014

In this article, we summarize a study we conducted that focuses on the effect of recent, large cigarette tax increases on the smoking behavior of adults ages 18–74.

SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform

Michael Tanner
October 16, 2013

In this policy analysis, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner examines the failure of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), calling the food stamp program “America’s fastest

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