India’s economic reforms since 1991 have largely been a tale of private-sector success, government failure, and institutional erosion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 election slogan of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” exactly epitomized the agenda that India needs. Alas, he neither minimized government nor maximized governance. A new paper from Cato scholar Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar lays out an agenda for the next government, which will come to power after the general election in May 2019.
The federal government has an important role to play in screening foreigners who enter the United States, and to exclude those who pose a threat to the national security, safety, or health of Americans. A new study from Cato scholar Alex Nowrasteh presents an updated terrorism risk analysis of the visa categories that foreign-born terrorists used to enter the United States. According to Nowrasteh, the United States government should continue to devote resources to screening immigrants and foreigners for terrorism or other threats, but large policy changes like an immigration or tourist moratorium would impose far greater costs than benefits.