The new edition of the Cato Journal, the Cato Institute’s interdisciplinary journal of public policy, is now available online. This latest issue’s contributors tackle a range of timely topics—from Modern Monetary Theory, to the Supreme Court’s shifting stance on executive authority, to the politicization of the Federal Reserve, to the myths surrounding the meaning of an “optimal” top tax rate.
- Fall 2019 issue of the Cato Journal
- "New Cato Journal Features an Array of Articles on Urgent Monetary Matters," Article summaries by Amanda Griffiths
The Cato 2019 Welfare, Work, and Wealth National Survey, a new national poll of 1,700 U.S. adults, finds that 84% of Americans say there is nothing wrong with trying to make as much money as one honestly can. The survey also finds the public believes that growing the economic pie benefits more than just the wealthy: 79% say economic growth will better help people climb out of poverty than more welfare spending.
- "What Americans Think About Poverty, Wealth, and Work," Survey Report by Emily Ekins
- "Poll: 84% Say There's Nothing Wrong with Trying to Make as Much Money as Possible; Democrats Turn Toward Socialism Under Trump," by Emily Ekins
- Survey press release
In 2001, the late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman agreed to lend his name to an international award for the promotion of individual liberty: The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. In a statement at the time he said: “Those of us who were fortunate enough to live and be raised in a reasonably free society tend to underestimate the importance of freedom. We tend to take it for granted. It has made us in the West more complacent, so having a prize emphasizing liberty is extremely important.” Presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom, it will be awarded at the 2020 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty Biennial Dinner on May 20, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 29, 2019. Save both dates and submit your nomination here.