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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

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.

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