The Class A Potomac Nationals want taxpayers to fund a new $35 million stadium, despite years of economic studies finding few if any economic benefits to stadium subsidies.
If this bill is enacted — and that is a big if — opponents will locate every conceivable basis to contest the law, so it will be held up in litigation, potentially, until after the next election.
In an ideal world, lawmakers would defund the OECD because it is an egregious waste of money. But if they defund the bureaucracy because its top two officials tried to interfere with the US election, I’ll still be happy with the final outcome.
The entry restriction on nationals of six Middle Eastern countries is both overbroad and underinclusive, but that’s a policy judgment not a legal one.
Summing up another successful year of amicus briefs and government losses at the high court.
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By David Bier. Immigration Research and Policy Brief No. 2. May 11, 2017.
By Stephen Kastoryano, Paul Bisschop, and Bas van der Klaauw. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 74. April 19, 2017.
By Ricardo Ciacci and Maria Micaela Sviatschi. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 70. February 22, 2017.
By Mitchell Hoffman, Gianmarco Leon, and María Lombardi. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 68. January 25, 2017.
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.
The annual Constitution Day symposium, presented by Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, marks the day in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention finished drafting the U.S. Constitution. We celebrate that event each year with the release of the new issue of the Cato Supreme Court Review and with a day-long symposium featuring noted scholars discussing the recently concluded Supreme Court term and the important cases coming up.