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Getting What You Paid For — Paying For What You Get: Proposals for the Next Transportation Reauthorization

Randal O’Toole
September 15, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, O'Toole writes that when Congress passed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, it gave the Bureau of Public Roads a clear mission: oversee construction of a safe, high-speed

Vallejo Con Dios: Why Public Sector Unionism Is a Bad Deal for Taxpayers and Representative Government

Don Bellante, David Denholm and Ivan G. Osorio
October 28, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that rates of unionization in the United States today are at historic lows and are unlikely to rebound.

How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Bubble

Randal O’Toole
October 1, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, transit expert Randal O'Toole writes that everyone agrees that the r

Why Sustainability Standards for Biofuel Production Make Little Economic Sense

Harry de Gorter and David R. Just
October 7, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that the federal “sustainability standard” require

Would a Stricter Fed Policy and Financial Regulation Have Averted the Financial Crisis?

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Peter Van Doren
October 8, 2009

In the Policy Analysis for CATO, the authors challenge the received opinion that if the Federal Reserve had followed a stricter monetary policy earlier this decade when the housing bubble was formi

Yes, Mr. President: A Free Market Can Fix Health Care

October 21, 2009

In this Policy Analysis on free market health care options, Cannon writes that in March 2009, President Barack Obama said,

Fairness 2.0: Media Content Regulation in the 21st Century

Robert Corn-Revere
November 10, 2009

In this CATO Policy Analysis, Con-Revere contends that civil libertarians feared that a change of administrations would herald a revived Fairness Doctrine, a policy that previously permitted the go

Attack of the Utility Monsters: The New Threats to Free Speech

Jason Kuznicki
November 16, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, freedom of expression is under threat. Challenges to it are coming from all corners of society.

The Myth of the Compact City: Why Compact Development Is Not the Way to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Randal O’Toole
November 18, 2009

In this Policy Analysis from transit expert Randal O'Toole, proponents of compact development argue that rebuilding American urban areas to higher densities is vital for reducing greenhouse gas emi

Bending the Productivity Curve: Why America Leads the World in Medical Innovation

Glen Whitman and Raymond Raad
January 18, 2009

In this Policy Anaysis published by CATO, the authors assert that health care issues—controll

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