Cato Institute

Cato Institute


A public policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace.

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Anybody who's paying attention these days is looking around our country and saying, "This isn't going well. There's got to be a better way." - Brian Hooks, CEO of @SeminarNetwork  #CatoEvents 

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"We're increasingly trying to solve our problems with top-down approaches that don't work...We're abandoning the paradigm that has fueled the stunning progress of humanity & civilization over the past 300 years" - Peter Goettler, @CatoInstitute  #CatoEvents 

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I have studied all sorts of philosophers, including Karl Marx, and one piece of wisdom from him is that philosophers only interpret the world. The point is to change it. - Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of @Koch_Industries  WATCH: . #CatoEvents 

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The Maryland Court of Appeals’ endorsement of the novel (and false) proposition that juries may not acquit against the evidence represents a brazen usurpation of the jury’s power. #CatoSCOTUS  #CatoCJ 

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The H-2B visa cap is too low, the costs are too high, and the process is too long and complex, says #CatoImmigration 's @David_J_Bier ...

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Far right extremist groups were responsible for 73% of deadly terrorist incidents since September 12, 2001.

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On this day in history, 170 years ago today, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery. Not content with merely liberating herself, Tubman is reported to have gone back to the Confederacy 19 times, risking capture as she "conducted" some 300 slaves to freedom.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg wants to make the United States the “global leader” in high‐​speed rail. That’s like wanting to be the world leader in electric typewriters, rotary telephones, or steam locomotives. #CatoTransit 

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Freedom in Hong Kong continues to die a painful death, strangled by the application of last year’s national security law. #CatoFP 

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No matter where it was tried, communism has always resulted in mountains of dead bodies. As for socialist economics, it has always resulted in shortages, inefficiency, poverty, and desperation.

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No matter where it was tried, communism has always resulted in mountains of dead bodies. As for socialist economics, it has always resulted in shortages, inefficiency, poverty, and desperation.

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States that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use have seen a dramatic decrease in opioid use & overdose rates.

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There have been zero people murdered or injured in terror attacks committed by illegal border crossers on U.S. soil. This includes those who entered as illegal immigrants and those who entered illegally and then applied for asylum. #CatoImmigration 

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A U.S. college education costs 297% more now than it did in 1979. Meanwhile, a Happy Meal costs 40% less. The first is subsidized; the second isn't. (source: )

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