Cato's Letter is a free quarterly publication of speeches and articles that address the traditional American ideas of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. While each one we publish is noteworthy and insightful, the selections below are some of our favorites. We hope you’ll also take an opportunity to view other Cato’s Letter offerings in our archives and when there sign up to receive future editions, which will be mailed to you free of charge. In addition, Toward Liberty: The Idea That Is Changing the World, offers an exceptional collection of essays published by Cato over its first 25 years.

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Conquering Terrorism with Capitalism

By P.J. O'Rourke. Vol. 1. No. 1. Summer 2002
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Cato: Upholding the Idea of Liberty

By George F. Will. Vol. 4. No. 3. Summer 2006
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Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

By Megan McArdle. Vol. 12. No. 2. Spring 2014.
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Globalization Is Grrrreat!

By Tom G. Palmer. Vol. 1. No. 2. Fall 2002
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Deregulation and the Global Market Revolution

By Frederick W. Smith. Vol. 4. No. 4. Fall 2006
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The Influence of American Values

By Garry Kasparov. Vol. 12. No. 3. Summer 2014
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Give Me a Break!

By John Stossel. Vol. 2. No. 2. Spring 2004
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Entrepreneurs Are the Heroes of the World

By Johan Norberg. Vol. 5. No. 1. Winter 2007
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The Psychology of Pessimism

By Steven Pinker. Vol. 13. No. 1. Winter 2015
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Bringing Capitalism to the Masses

By Hernando de Soto. Vol. 2. No. 3. Summer 2004
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The Coming Century of Liberty

By David Boaz. Vol. 5. No. 4. Fall 2007
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How I Became a Libertarian

By Penn Jillette. Vol. 14. No. 2. Spring 2016

 

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