The debate over the transportation reauthorization bill brings to the forefront several important issues for the future of transportation, including the role of federal funding for public transit and the implications of changing transportation preferences. Cato Institute senior fellow Randal O’Toole will demonstrate how the “Great Streetcar Conspiracy” sheds light on faults in the New Starts and Small Starts funding process. Sam Staley of the DeVoe Moore Center at Florida State University will discuss market-oriented reforms of the transit industry, and author Alan Pisarski will look at whether there is a significant trend for young people to prefer public transit over driving.
Featuring Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; and Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
Featured PublicationWe are grateful to the Harry and Lynde Bradley Foundation and the Carthage Foundation whose support of the October 2012 Cato Conference “Europe’s Crisis and the Welfare State: Lessons for the United States” made possible this special issue of the Cato Journal.
Featured BookRenowned development economist Deepak Lal draws on 50 years of experience around the globe to describe developing-country realities and rectify misguided notions about economic progress.
More Bang for Your Buck
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.