- Republicans have a big opportunity to undo Obamacare and reform Medicaid and Medicare all at once.
- It’s a good thing, too, because we’re facing a big debt crisis and if we don’t change course, federal spending will crest 42% of GDP by 2050.
- There’s also a big elephant in the room in an excessively complicated tax code.
- One has to wonder if the Republicans intend to put the big sacred cow of defense spending on the table.
- Unrelated to the budget, education choice proponents scored a big victory in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in ACSTO v. Winn, a decision that upheld education tax credits:
Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Spencer Ackerman, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato President and CEO John A. Allison argues that the Federal Reserve is increasing the long-term risk in our financial system through both its monetary and regulatory policies. Also in this issue, James D. Gwartney looks at the incomplete “public choice revolution,” and explains how mainstream economics is leaving both current students and the general public with a misleading, false, and romantic view of government and the operation of the democratic political process.
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The Cato Institute tops a new measure of think tank performance in the United States, according to a recent report. Cato bested all other U.S. think tanks in the main category of “Aggregate Profile per Dollar Spent.” “I’m grateful to the Center for Global Development for showing that Cato gives its sponsors something I wish government gave more of to taxpayers: bang for the buck,” said Cato CEO John Allison.