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Stopping the Runaway Train: The Case for Privatizing Amtrak

Randal O'Toole
November 13, 2012
In this Policy Analysis, transit expert Randall O'Toole makes the case for the privatization of the Amtrak rail system.

Humanity Unbound: How Fossil Fuels Saved Humanity from Nature and Nature from Humanity

Indur M. Goklany
December 19, 2012
In this Policy Analysis, Goklany notes the development of nature in providing for humanity. We receive food, fuel, clothing, medicine, transportation, mechanical power from some element of nature.

A Rational Response to the Privacy “Crisis”

Larry Downes
January 7, 2013
What is the relationship between personal information acquired over the internet and privacy? Some believe that rapidly evolving information technologies are eroding privacy.

How to Make Guest Worker Visas Work

Alex Nowrasteh
January 31, 2013
Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, writes in this Policy Analysis that, "the three components of politically feasible immi

Promoting Data in the Classroom

Clare McCann and Jennifer Cohen Kabaker
June 1, 2013
In this extensive report from the New America Foundation, the authors contend that in the past decade, states and school districts have designed new ways to expand and inform teachers’ use of data in

Liberalizing Cross-Border Trade in Higher Education: The Coming Revolution of Online Universities

Simon Lester
February 5, 2013
In this Policy Analysis for the Cato Institute, Simon Lester argues that recent developments in higher ed suggest that online education is going to be of increasing importance.

Regulatory Protectionism A Hidden Threat to Free Trade

K. William Watson and Sallie James
April 9, 2013
In this Cato Institute Policy Analysis, the authors contend that in spite of the success of trade liberalization, domestic industries try to find ways to use the power of government to protect them

Farm Bill “Reform” Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Sallie James
May 29, 2013
In this Free Trade Bulletin for the Herbert A. Steifel Center for Trade Policy Studies, asserts that the farm bill passed by Congress is too restrictive. Moreover, the bill passed leaves the U.S.

Free Trade, Free Markets: Rating the 112th Congress

K. William Watson
June 4, 2013

This Free Trade Bulletin from the Herbert A. Steifel Center for Trade Policy Studies, addresses the actions of the 112th Congress.

Asia’s Story of Growing Economic Freedom

Razeen Sally
June 6, 2013

In this policy analysis, Razeen Sally, visiting associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, an

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