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Markets vs. Monopolies in Education: A Global Review of the Evidence

Andrew J. Coulson
September 10, 2008

In this Policy AnalysisWould large-scale, free-market reforms improve educational outcomes for American children? That question cannot be answered by looking at domestic evidence alone.

A Critique of the National Popular Vote

John Samples
October 13, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, John Samples contends that the National Popular Vote plan (NPV), introduced in more than 40 states, and adopted by 4, proposes an interstate compact to bring about di

A Federal Renewable Electricity Requirement

Robert J. Michaels
January 1, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, rising energy prices and climate change have changed both the economics and politics of electricity.

The Case against Government Intervention in Energy Markets

Richard L. Gordon
December 1, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the argument is made that many politicians and pundits are panicked over the existing state of the oil and gasoline markets.

Unbearable Burden? Living and Paying Student Loans as a First-Year Teacher

Neal McCluskey
December 15, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, McCluskey contends that it is widely believed that starting public school teacher salaries are too low, and student loan burdens are too high.

CBO Dynamically Scores Immigration Bill

Alex Nowrasteh
June 19, 2013

In this CATO at Liberty, the author comments on the newly released draft of S. 744 as scored by the CBO.

Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

Peter B. Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer
August 13, 2009

In this CATO Trade Policy Analysis, Peter B. Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer contend that the latest estimates, 8.3 million workers in the United States are illegal immigrants.

A Matter of Trust: Why Congress Should Turn Federal Lands into Fiduciary Trusts

Randal O'Toole
January 15, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, O'Toole writes that the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service collectively manage over a quarter of the land

Troubled Neighbor: Mexico’s Drug Violence Poses a Threat to the United States

Ted Galen Carpenter
February 2, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Ted Carpenter writes a troubling security problem brewing in Mexico.

NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

Ted Galen Carpenter
March 30, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Ted Carpenter writes that as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 60th birthday, there are mounting signs of trouble within the alliance and reasons to dou

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