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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

The Internet Tax Solution: Tax Competition, Not Tax Collusion

Adam D. Thierer and Veronique de Rugy
October 23, 2003

A heated debate is once again under way in Congress over the tax treatment of electronic commerce and the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1997.

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

September 27, 2012

This report--an addendum to a 2009 document--notes climate change impacts by sector:  water resources, energy supply, transportation, agriculture, ecosystems, human health, and society.

The Poverty of Preschool Promises: Saving Children and Money with the Early Education Tax Credit

Adam B. Schaeffer
August 3, 2009

This Policy Analysis for CATO concludes that the political momentum behind state-level preschool programs is tremendous, but existing proposals are often flawed and expensive.

The High Cost of Low-Value Wind Power

Jonathan A. Lesser
March 26, 2013

Many arguments have been made against subsidies for energy production, and against subsidies in general.

An EPA War on Coal?

Richard L. Gordon
March 26, 2013

The minimum complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is that defects in environmental legislation denounced by economists for decades continue to produce bad results.

50 Vetoes: How States Can Stop the Obama Health Care Law

March 21, 2013

In this policy report, Michael Cannon argues that despite surviving a number of threats, President Obama’s health care law remains harmful, unstable, and unpopular.

The Ethanol Boondoggle

Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren
January 21, 2007

Taylor and Van Doren equate corn ethanol to a religion, arguing that it, "...is more a religion than a reasoned proposition." They go on to explain how production of corn ethanol really only

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