1. Who Is Transit for?

    Jul 24, 2014 … and metropolitan areas. Nationwide, the data reveal, 5.0 percent of workers take transit to work. For ... providing “the social benefits of mobility for non-drivers.” This view is affirmed by my friend Wendell Cox ... for the disabled and those too young or old to drive, it is time for regional planning agencies to ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/who-transit

  2. California Thinks Your Time Is Worthless

    Jan 2, 2014 … people suffer. The California legislature has come up with a solution: S.B. 743, which exempts cities ... as a percent of a roadway’s capacity and which in turn can be used to estimate the hours of delay ... of densification. On Monday, December 30, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research released ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/cal…-time-worthless

  3. Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

    Jul 10, 2014 … housing. For example, the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Plan Bay Area mandates ... that 80 percent of all new housing be in high-density urban centers. To justify these plans, the ... boomers be any different? Despite this, regional planning agencies all over the country are writing plans ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/…w-supply-demand

  4. Bus Shelters for the Poor, Trains for the Rich

    Jul 10, 2014 … Metropolitan Council, the area’s regional planning agency, are proposing a regional transit equity plan ... . According to the Metropolitan Council’s press release, this equity plan consists of: Building 75 bus ... bus-rapid transit and light-rail lines to the region’s wealthy suburbs. Bus shelters for the poor, light ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/bu…oor-trains-rich

  5. Planning for the Unpredictable

    Jul 18, 2014 … a waste of money. One reason why planners look to the past for solutions is that they can’t accurately ... Randal O'Toole How do you plan for the unpredictable? That’s the question facing the more ... transportation plans for their regions. Self-driving cars will be on the market in the next 10 years, are likely ...

    http://www.cato.org/blo…g-unpredictable

  6. A Bumpy— but Hopeful— Road Ahead for Ukraine

    Mar 10, 2014 … economic reforms in Georgia, Sven Otto Littorin, the former Minister for Employment of Sweden, who assisted ... Eastern Europe, rampant corruption, and quickly depleting foreign reserves, the country is overdue for ... a reform package in many areas, including fiscal and monetary policy, the judiciary system, bankruptcy law, ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/bum…d-ahead-ukraine

  7. Voting Themselves Bigger Budgets

    Jun 16, 2014 … is unfair for any agency to have votes on the boards that help determine their own budgets. Others ... Randal O'Toole An implicit principle in a democracy is that the officials who decide how your ... taxes are spent represent you, the taxpayers, and not the bureaucracies that receive your taxes. But ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/vot…-bigger-budgets

  8. The 6.2 Percent Solution: A Plan for Reforming Social Security

    Feb 17, 2004 … individual liberty. Michael D. Tanner Cato's 6.2 Percent Solution February 17, 2004 Michael Tanner is ... reform Social Security. Now, however, the debate has advanced to the point where it becomes important to ... under the traditional Social Security system. The remaining 6.2 percentage points of payroll taxes would ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/social-security-choice-…social-security

  9. The NSA’s Rent Is Too Damn High

    Oct 28, 2013 … Steve H. Hanke For months, the American public has received a steady stream of new information ... detailing the massive scale and scope of the United States’ spying activities. Of course, maintaining ... a surveillance state powerful enough to reach into the inboxes of world leaders, friend and foe, is not cheap. ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog…t-too-damn-high

  10. Book Review: Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World, and How They Got that Way

    Oct 21, 2013 … I’ll just slip out the back door and go investigate this other mystery for a while.” That other mystery ... metric for identifying educational quality. There are other outcomes worth measuring. Even within the ... every subject and grade. But the picture for Finland is quite different. It performs comparably to Korea ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/book-review-amanda-…ow-they-got-way

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