The ‘Tea Party Budget’

The “Tea Party Debt Commission” affiliated with FreedomWorks recently released a budget plan (download here). In formulating its plan, the commission took into account fifteen budget plans introduced by various groups and policymakers, including Cato’s Downsizing Government website. The effort comes in response to criticism – valid in my opinion – that the amorphous tea […]

The ‘Tea Party Budget’ is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Hillary Clinton Heads to Burma

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to the isolated nation of Burma, officially known as Myanmar, in an attempt to spur the reform process. “After years of darkness, we’ve seen flickers of progress,” said President Barack Obama of the troubled country. By visiting Burma Secretary Clinton can test the new government’s willingness to […]

Hillary Clinton Heads to Burma is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Idiosyncrasy in the New York Times

Webster’s defines “idiosyncrasy” as “a peculiarity of constitution or temperament” or “characteristic peculiarity (as of temperament); broadly: eccentricity.” And what does the New York Times define as an idiosyncrasy? A headline this weekend tells us that Idiosyncrasy Runs Deep in the Soil of Wyoming And what’s this idiosyncrasy? Cowboy poetry? Jackalopes? Being the first state […]

Idiosyncrasy in the New York Times is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

The Future of Growth

Just in case you were wondering where future growth might come from, the Washington Post reports: a new analysis warns that the Washington area doesn’t have nearly enough housing for the wave of new workers that will arrive in coming decades. Researchers at George Mason University say the area is projected to add more than […]

The Future of Growth is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions

With little publicity, the federal Food and Drug Administration has begun laying groundwork for one of the more audacious regulatory initiatives of the Obama administration: mandatory reductions in the salt content of processed foods in the supermarket aisle and at restaurants. In a September 15 “Request for Comments, Data, and Information” (PDF) published in the […]

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions

With little publicity, the federal Food and Drug Administration has begun laying groundwork for one of the more audacious regulatory initiatives of the Obama administration: mandatory reductions in the salt content of processed foods in the supermarket aisle and at restaurants. In a September 15 “Request for Comments, Data, and Information” (PDF) published in the […]

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions

With little publicity, the federal Food and Drug Administration has begun laying groundwork for one of the more audacious regulatory initiatives of the Obama administration: mandatory reductions in the salt content of processed foods in the supermarket aisle and at restaurants. In a September 15 “Request for Comments, Data, and Information” (PDF) published in the […]

FDA Considers Mandatory Salt Reductions is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Things to Be Thankful For

Not long ago a journalist asked me what freedoms we take for granted in America. Now, I spend most of my time sounding the alarm about the freedoms we’re losing. But this was a good opportunity to step back and consider how America is different from much of world history — and why immigrants still […]

Things to Be Thankful For is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

American Politicians Should Copy Canada’s Leftist Government of the 1990s and Cap Spending

By Daniel J. Mitchell

Since I’ve written before about Canada’s remarkable period of fiscal restraint during the 1990s, I was very pleased to see that the establishment press is finally giving some attention to what our northern neighbors did to reduce the burden of government spending. Here are some key passages from a Reuters story. “Everyone wants to know […]

American Politicians Should Copy Canada’s Leftist Government of the 1990s and Cap Spending is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog

Supercommittee Tax Fight Is About Increasing Spending, not Reducing Deficits

Some people have asked why I’m so agitated about the possibility that Republicans may acquiesce to tax increases as part of the Supercommittee negotiations. Rather than get into a lengthy discourse about the proper role of the federal government or an analysis of how the Bush-Obama spending binge worsened America’s fiscal situation, I think this […]

Supercommittee Tax Fight Is About Increasing Spending, not Reducing Deficits is a post from Cato @ Liberty – Cato Institute Blog