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Tag: CATO Institute
  • Doug Bandow: North Korea, Nukes and Nuts

    North Korea, Nukes, and Nuts: is Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump the bigger threat? This was the question Doug Bandow sought to answer when he came to speak at the University of Alabama on Tuesday, September 19. Mr. Bandow is a senior fellow at the CATO Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberty. The …

  • Washington Speak

    As has become more and more apparent in recent months, only in Washington can you continue to spend more and pass it off as a budget cut. I don’t know about my fellow YAL members, but if I talked to my credit card company and told them that I couldn’t stop spending more than my …

  • Libertarianism vs. Conservatism, Round 2

    Due to great turnout last year, the Cato Institute will be hosting another debate between libertarians and conservatives.  Cato invites you to a thought-provoking debate about the two philosophies and their respective policy applications, as interns from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute go head-to-head to  answer the age-old question: Which is the better …

  • YAL Members Visit Cato For Constitution Day!

    On Thursday, I traveled from Somerset, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. with a fellow YAL-er from our high school chapter to visit the Cato Institute for their Constitution Day Symposium and for their Supreme Court Review. The trip, though long, was well worth it. Great lawyers, academics, and others spoke on everything from the incorporation of the …

  • Free E-book from the Cato Institute

    For a limited time, the Cato Institute is offering a free downloadable version of Downsizing the Federal Government, a guide which addresses solutions to the financial woes brought on by big government.  As Cato’s website explains: The federal government is running massive budget deficits, spending too much, and heading toward a financial crisis. Without a …

  • Financial “Reform” Bill Expands Power of Fed

    The recently passed Dodd-Frank financial services reform bill is yet another example of power-grabbing legislation that fails to address the root causes of the current financial crisis. Countless studies have confirmed that the Federal Reserve played a major role in the fiscal collapse by artificially keeping interest rates low by inflating the money supply in …

  • Cockerill Interviews David Henderson

    David Henderson, economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey California, research scholar the Hoover Institute, and columnist for antiwar.com and LewRockwell.com, was kind enough to do an interview with me recently. David discussed the liberty-movement leaders young people ought to emulate, the problems he sees with the Austrian Theory of the business cycle, …

  • Cato’s Handbook: “The Limits of Monetary Policy”

    I hope you all get a chance to read the Cato Institute’s stance on monetary policy. In general, my understanding is that if they believe the Federal Reserve should continue to exist, at least it should end the dual mandate of not only keeping stable prices but also being responsible for high employment levels, which, as they state in …

  • Who David Boaz Isn’t Voting For

    Not anyone who isn’t a real freedom-lover, that’s for sure. This year I’m looking for candidates who stand for freedom across the board, who want government constrained by the Constitution, who believe in the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. And that means I don’t want to back candidates who support the war in …

  • What does ObamaCare mean for Young Adults?

    I just finished a “briefing paper” by Aaron Yelowitz of the CATO Institute called ObamaCare, a Bad Deal for Young Adults. The article shows that young adults from the ages of 18-24 will be forced to subsidize the health care of older, higher risk insurance clients under universal healthcare as it’s currently proposed. This is …