Commissioning a statue or monument does not serve an essential function of government. No societal ill is cured or externality solved. Rather, resources that could be invested more intelligently or, indeed, left in taxpayer pockets, are wasted on politicized public displays.
The Biden administration hopes to spend trillions of new dollars on public infrastructure, and while it’s at it, massively subsidize private infrastructure. Cato’s Chris Edwards says it’s utterly unnecessary.
We underestimate how much political incentives drives relative COVID-19 performance across countries.
The key to the long‐term health of private schools – and the health of a free, diverse society – is to give families control of education dollars, and let private schools live or die based on whether families choose them.
Findings from the Cato Institute 2019 Welfare, Work, and Wealth National Survey