Cato News Notes

September/​October 2020 • Policy Report

Scott Lincicome, one of the nation’s leading experts on trade policy and international trade law, has joined the Cato Institute as a senior fellow in economic studies, where he will specialize in trade and economic dynamism. Before joining Cato, he practiced international trade law at White & Case LLP, where he litigated major trade disputes, in addition to teaching as a visiting lecturer at Duke University Law School. He was also previously an adjunct scholar for Cato, but now he will be applying his expertise full time to Cato policy work.

The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took On the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement, by’s Paul Matzko, has attracted several positive reviews. Patheos, the New Republic, and former National Review editor Jonah Goldberg praised the book for its exploration of how the Kennedy administration used the Federal Communications Commission and the Internal Revenue Service to suppress right‐​wing radio shows.

The Cato Institute Summer 2020 National Survey, by director of polling Emily Ekins, has received widespread notice for its finding that 62 percent of Americans feel that they must withhold political opinions for fear of giving offense. The Economist published an article on the results, which were also discussed by David Brooks in the New York Times, Cass R. Sunstein in Bloomberg Opinion, Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe, and Rush Limbaugh.