Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
There is no evidence here that Medicaid coverage leads to reductions in utilization in other dimensions. In fact, Medicaid coverage makes people more likely to visit the Emergency Department, and increases their number of visits relative to their baseline.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
10 Years of Democracy in South Africa: Achievements and Challenges
Featuring Barbara Masekela, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa;
Richard Tren, Free Market Foundation of South Africa; George Ayittey, Department of Economics, American University; and Marian L. Tupy, Project on Global Economic Liberty, Cato Institute.
On April 26, 1994, South Africans of all races went to the polls to mark the end of apartheid and the beginning of South Africa’s transition to democracy. In 10 years, the country has achieved many successes, including greater political stability and greater economic freedom. All of the major political parties continue their commitment to democracy, and there has been modest economic growth. The government has also reduced budget deficits and the public debt. More South Africans now receive education and have access to electricity and clean water. But there are challenges ahead. Concerns remain over the government’s handling of the AIDS epidemic, over-regulation of the economy, and the future of private property rights. Please join our distinguished panel for a timely discussion.