- “The Case Against a U.S. Carbon Tax,” by Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s decision to fund the electrification of San Francisco commuter trains sends a signal that the Trump administration will support billions of dollars of local infrastructure spending on wasteful projects that few people will use.
Despite huge subsidies, transit is a declining industry, and it is time to put it out of its misery.
A proposal by the D.C. city council to pay pedestrians who walk to work exposes the idiocy of subsidizing any kind of commuting.
Transit subsidies per passenger mile are 50 to 100 times as great as subsidies for driving, yet – for very good reasons – Americans use transit for less than 1 percent of all travel.
In order to get the biggest “bang for our buck”, infrastructure policy should encourage innovation, cost-effective provision, and investment where it is most economically beneficial.
A recent Science paper by J-F. Busteri and 30 named coauthors assisted by 239 volunteers found, looking at global drylands (about 40% of land areas fall into this category), that we had undercounted global forest cover by a whopping “at least 9%.”
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By Erica Myers. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 64. November 23, 2016.
By Robert W. Poole Jr. and Chris Edwards. Tax and Budget Bulletin No. 76. November 21, 2016.
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First released in 2013, and now available as a newly revised Cato ebook and paperback, Arnold Kling’s The Three Languages of Politics could not be any more timely, as Americans talk past one another in a growing swirl of volume, heat, and disinterest in contrary opinions. An insightful guide on how to lower the barriers coarsening our politics, this isn’t a book about one ideology over another. Instead, it is about how we communicate issues and our ideologies, and how language intended to persuade can too often divide. Kling offers a way to see through our rhetorical blinders so that we can incorporate new perspectives and thinking into the important issues we must together share and resolve.
To encourage people everywhere to better understand and appreciate the principles of government that are set forth in America’s founding documents, the Cato Institute published this pocket-size edition.
The Libertarian Mind, by David Boaz, longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, is the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of libertarianism, and is the ultimate resource for the current, burgeoning libertarian movement. This acclaimed book is now available as a fully unabridged audiobook, ready for immediate downloading, on Audible.com.
Cato University, the Cato Institute’s premier educational event of the year, will now be presented as a compact 3-day program several times a year, each with a different focus. This year’s inaugural program is based on the conviction that economics is a way of thinking, a tool for decision-making, and a basis for action. Discussions by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and top scholars and professors from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the Cato Institute will solidify your expertise on basic economic principles, and then help you apply those tools to today’s most pressing issues.