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.
Imagine There’s No Country: Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization
Featuring the author, Surjit S. Bhalla, Oxus Research and Investments; with comments by Carol Graham, Vice President, Brookings Institution.
The level of global poverty has fallen from 44 percent of the world’s population in 1980 to just 13 percent today — far greater decline than that suggested by the World Bank. Surjit S. Bhalla, a former economist with the World Bank, focuses on individuals rather than countries to conclude that global inequality also declined dramatically during the era of globalization and is now at its lowest level since 1910. According to Bhalla, the last two decades have been “the 20 best years in the history of poor people.” Carol Graham will comment on the rise of inequality within countries and its significance to globalization and the poor.