The White House’s decision to stonewall Congress on its impeachment inquiry is a risky strategy, says Cato scholar Gene Healy. It is important to remember that impeachment is not a criminal process, and regardless of where one stands on the merits or politics of impeachment, the administration’s action continues the erosion of separation of powers and expansion of executive power that Cato experts have long derided as a substantial threat to our constitutional order.
- "Impeach Me — I Dare You!," by Gene Healy
- "Going Ballistic: What the Democrats’ ‘Subpoena Cannon’ Means for Trump," by Ilya Shapiro
- "House Launches Impeachment Inquiry," Podcast with Gene Healy and Caleb O. Brown
- "How the Supreme Court Promotes Independent Presidential Power," by Louis Fisher
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
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.