The Cato40 logo, featuring a collage of pictures from Cato’s history, on display in Cato’s lobby. A guide to the pictures in the collage can be found on this issue’s main page.
The weekend opened Friday morning with a panel discussion on the history of the Cato Institute. Executive Vice President David Boaz reminisced about the early days of the Institute. (When Cato moved to Washington, D.C., he recalled, the staff operated out of a small one‐bedroom apartment on Capitol Hill while waiting for their new building to be ready.) At the time, prospects for liberty seemed grim: communism controlled half the world, stagflation and the Vietnam War were underway, and there was little public knowledge of libertarian ideas. The panel discussion is available online as a Cato Daily Podcast.