Cato News Notes

January/​February 2020 • Policy Report

HUMAN FREEDOM INDEX IN NATGEO ATLAS
The latest edition of National Geographic’s Atlas of the World features the findings of Cato’s 2018 Human Freedom Index, which ranks human freedom across 162 nations. National Geographic created an infographic of the Human Freedom Index findings, highlighting the strong relationship among economic freedom, democracy, and higher per capita incomes.

DEANGELIS VS. ELIZABETH WARREN
Corey DeAngelis, Cato Institute adjunct scholar, recently uncovered evidence that presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had sent her son to private school, in spite of her opposition to school choice. When asked about this, Warren was caught on video denying it. This subsequently became a substantial story in the presidential race, with widespread coverage including a retweet by President Trump.

MASHBURN TO FHFA
Lydia Mashburn, managing director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, has departed the Institute to become deputy chief of staff at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mashburn will be working under another former Cato employee, former Director of Financial Regulation Studies Mark Calabria, whom the Senate recently confirmed to be director of FHFA.

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