Congress Just Can’t Stop Trying to Micromanage the Housing Market, Part 5,672

It seems like death and taxes are not the only constants in life, you can add the seemingly endless attempts of Congress to micromanage the housing market.  The latest installment is the introduction of a bill, the SAVE Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy), sponsored by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). The […]

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Reminiscences of Bill Niskanen from Lew Uhler

Lew Ulher, founder and president of the National Tax-Limitation Committee, sends along these thoughts on the passing of Bill Niskanen: We all develop wonderful friends over a lifetime.  But few become an integral part of one’s perspective on life, challenge your conclusions when you are wrong, confirm  your judgment when—occasionally—you may be right, and broaden […]

Reminiscences of Bill Niskanen from Lew Uhler is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Reminiscences of Bill Niskanen from Lew Uhler

Lew Ulher, founder and president of the National Tax-Limitation Committee, sends along these thoughts on the passing of Bill Niskanen: We all develop wonderful friends over a lifetime.  But few become an integral part of one’s perspective on life, challenge your conclusions when you are wrong, confirm  your judgment when—occasionally—you may be right, and broaden […]

Reminiscences of Bill Niskanen from Lew Uhler is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Bill Niskanen on Inequality

Our longtime colleague Bill Niskanen passed away yesterday. I will miss him dearly for his good nature, scholarship, wisdom and insight. In light of the debate on inequality, here’s an example of such insight in which he critiques philosopher John Rawls’s views. It is from footnote 21 (page 23) of his book, Autocratic, Democratic, and […]

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William Niskanen, Former Reagan Economist and Cato Board Chair, Dead at 78

By Cato Editors

All of us at the Cato Institute are saddened to announce that William A. Niskanen, distinguished senior economist and chairman emeritus of the Cato Institute, passed away today in Washington at 78. Niskanen served 23 years as chairman of Cato’s board of directors, stepping down in 2008. Prior to joining Cato, he served as a member and […]

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Spending Reform in Rick Perry’s Plan

Texas governor Rick Perry’s “Cut, Balance, and Grow” plan is out. Dan Mitchell discussed Perry’s proposed tax reforms so I’ll offer my take on the proposed spending reforms: Perry says he wants to “preserve Social Security for all generations of Americans” but state and local government employees would be allowed to opt-out of the program. […]

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Biometrics Collection = Risk Creation

By Jim Harper

Why shouldn’t the government collect biometric data unless absolutely necessary? Things like this can happen to it: The stolen database contained the name, date of birth, national identification number, and family members of 9 million Israelis, living and dead. More alarmingly, the database contained information on the birth parents of hundreds of thousands of adopted […]

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Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Cato’s Tom Palmer discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party in a debate with The Nation‘s Peter Rothberg at PolicyMic: The Tea Party has a coherent message: Stop the bailouts, stop the cronyism, and stop swindling today’s voters with empty promises and sinking future generations under mountains of debt… What caused the crisis, the indebtedness, the […]

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Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Cato’s Tom Palmer discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party in a debate with The Nation‘s Peter Rothberg at PolicyMic: The Tea Party has a coherent message: Stop the bailouts, stop the cronyism, and stop swindling today’s voters with empty promises and sinking future generations under mountains of debt… What caused the crisis, the indebtedness, the […]

Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Cato’s Tom Palmer discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party in a debate with The Nation‘s Peter Rothberg at PolicyMic: The Tea Party has a coherent message: Stop the bailouts, stop the cronyism, and stop swindling today’s voters with empty promises and sinking future generations under mountains of debt… What caused the crisis, the indebtedness, the […]

Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog