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.
Taxing the Internet: Questions for Governors and Legislators
Governors and legislators across the country are being asked to endorse a multistate compact to facilitate sales tax collection on Internet-based transactions. Many state and local officials are concerned about what they perceive as an unfair advantage that Internet vendors possess over traditional retailers, or the potential revenues that could be generated by taxing e-commerce. As a result, many have endorsed the Simplified Sales Tax Project as a method of collecting sales taxes through a multistate compact.
But what are the costs associated with such an agreement? How will such a system impact the fledgling Internet sector, American taxpayers, and tax competition among the states? Gov. Bill Owens (R-Colo.), who received the highest grade on the Cato Institute’s recent Fiscal Policy Report Card, will offer a unique perspective on these matters and will release a major new study critical of the SSTP.