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The Other Lottery: Are Philanthropists Backing the Best Charter Schools?

Andrew J. Coulson
June 6, 2011

In this Policy Analysis, Coulson argues that no correlation exists between a charter school receiving private funding and its later performance after controlling for external factors.

Crony Capitalism and Social Engineering: The Case Against Tax-Increment Financing

Randal O'Toole
May 18, 2011

In this Policy Anaysis, Randall O'Toole takes on subsidies that don't work, and are not efficient.

The DISCLOSE Act, Deliberation, and the First Amendment

John Samples
June 28, 2010

In this Policy Analysis from CATO, Samples argues that the United States Supreme Court decided in Citizens United v.

A Better Way to Generate and Use Comparative-Effectiveness Research

February 6, 2009

The author contends in this Policy Analysis that President Barack Obama, former U.S.

Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law

Michael Tanner
January 2, 2010

Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, offers this new report on the costs and consequences of President Obama's new health care law, finding that "the more we learn about what is i

The Durable Internet: Preserving Network Neutrality without Regulation

Timothy B. Lee
November 12, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the author contends that an important reason for the Internet's remarkable growth over the last quarter century is the "end-to-end" principle that networks should confine t

Does Rail Transit Save Energy or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Randal O’Toole
April 14, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, transit expert Randal O'Toole states that far from protecting the environment, most rail transit lines use more energy per passenger mile, and many generate more greenhouse

Don’t Increase Federal Gasoline Taxes - Abolish Them

Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren
August 7, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, it is noted that many experts believe that gasoline taxes should be increased for a variety of reasons. Their arguments are unpersuasive.

Medicaid’s Soaring Cost: Time to Step on the Brakes

Jagadeesh Gokhale
July 19, 2007

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, the author notes that the federal budget watchers usually consider Social Security and Medicare the main sources of long-term budgetary concern.

The Massachusetts Health Plan: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

David A. Hyman
June 28, 2007

In spring 2006, Massachusetts enacted legislation to ensure universal health insurance coverage to all residents.

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