Cato Institute

Cato Institute


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

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People living in countries with high levels of economic freedom enjoy greater prosperity, more political and civil liberties, and longer lives. Read the new Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report, co-published by the @CatoInstitute  & @FraserInstitute .

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In the absence of substantial reforms, California’s housing crisis will become more severe and inequality will expand. @lee_ohanian  explains… #CatoCalifornia 

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Restaurant entrepreneurs face many challenges, including finding workers and dealing with pandemic mandates from governments. An added challenge in 18 states is that government caps create artificial scarcity for alcohol licenses. #CatoEcon 

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The Biden administration should reinforce the message that the U.S. will not forever provide defense welfare for a continent both prosperous and populous. #CatoP 

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Republicans should be leading the campaign to ensure police accountability, not thwarting it at every turn. #CatoCJ  #AbolishQI 

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This new #CatoEcon  paper explores inequality beyond GDP, addressing the main dimensions of well‐​being: health, education, political voice, civil liberties, personal security, and material well‐​being. LEARN MORE:

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The cryptographic architecture of Apple's photo scanning plan is on the whole quite ingenious: It gets an A in engineering, but fails political economy. #CatoTechnology 

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The prevailing trend in a troubling number of public universities today is to deny this tradition of academic freedom. We urge SCOTUS to take Speech First v. Cartwright & reverse this trend. Legal brief: #CatoSCOTUS  #Cato1A 

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House Democrats are moving ahead with a huge bill that would increase taxes $2.1 trillion over 10 years. #CatoEcon 

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In both China and the United States, high housing prices can be directly traced to government planners attempting to restrict the geographic growth of urban areas. #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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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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Should police should have the right to force children to masturbate in front of them so they can take photos? What if it's part of a legal investigation?

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It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is poised to waste well over 100,000 employment-based green cards for legal immigrants waiting in the 1.2 million person backlog caused by the low visa caps. #CatoImmigration 

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President Trump's social media executive order is at odds with congressional intent, a quarter century of judicial interpretation, and any reasonable reading of the Section 230's plain language, says #CatoTechnology 's @Will_Duffield 

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Thanks to 8 U.S.C. § 1357(a)(3), CBP officers can board and search any vehicle within 100 miles of the border. Two-thirds of the people living in the U.S. live within this 100-mile zone, which encompasses entire states, including Florida.

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Qualified immunity is an unqualified injustice. #AbolishQI .

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