Cato Institute

Cato Institute


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

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Many policymakers, including many in Congress, remain in a state of denial about the true cause of the overdose crisis: drug prohibition. #CatoHealth  #CatoDrugWar 

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Trade agreements, refraining from protectionism, and abiding by the rules of international trade are still in the cards, as long as they align with the objectives of national security and technological preeminence, and domestic politics permit. #CatoTrade 

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NEW STUDY: Government‐​imposed prescription requirements make patients less safe, not more. Join the conversation with . #CatoHeath 

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21 people have died in U.S. immigration detention in 2020 so far. #Cato2020  #CatoImmigration  #Debates2020 

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Racism is an age‐​old problem, but it clearly clashes with the universal ethics of libertarianism and the equal natural rights of all men and women. #Cato2020  #Debates2020 

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Approximately 31% of the total incidence of corporate taxation falls on consumers through higher product prices, with capital owners and workers bearing a similar amount. #CatoEcon 

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The @CatoInstitute 's Pandemics and Policy series provides policymakers with an actionable guide to policies that can harness that ingenuity and foster a resilient society capable of meeting the challenges ahead. Join the conversation with #CatoCOVID ...

Women continue to have lower rates of labor force participation and earn less than men despite the fact that the wage gap has narrowed considerably since the 1960s. #CatoEcon 

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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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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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Under pressure from the People’s Republic of China's increasingly authoritarian approach, Hong Kong is losing its freedom. @Doug_Bandow  reports... #CatoFP 

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Historians of the communist experience around the world have estimated that as many as 200 million people—innocent men, women, and children—may have been killed, including 64 million in the Soviet Union and up to 80 million in China.

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