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Uncompetitive Elections and the American Political System

Patrick Vasham and Dennis Polhill
June 30, 2005

In this Policy Analysis, the authors argues that American representative government suffers from the handicap of a largely uncompetitive political system.

No Child Left Behind: The Dangers of Centralized Education Policy

Lawrence A. Uzzell
May 31, 2005

In this Policy Analysis, the authors writes that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) directly contradicts the principles of an “ownership society,” which the administration is promoting in areas su

The Grand Old Spending Party: How Republicans Became Big Spenders

May 3, 2005

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, the author contends that President Bush has presided over the largest overall increase in inflation-adjusted federal spending since Lyndon B. Johnson.

The Affirmative Action Myth

Marie Gryphon
April 6, 2005

In this Policy Analysis, Marie Gryphon contends that in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold university admissions preferences, affirmative action remains a deeply divisiv

Medicare Prescription Drugs: Medical Necessity Meets Fiscal Insanity

Joseph Antos and Jagadeesh Gokhale
February 9, 2005

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Health Care in a Free Society: Rebutting the Myths of National Health Insurance

John C. Goodman
January 27, 2005

The realities of national health insurance documented in this paper--waiting lines, rationing, lack of cutting-edge medical technology, restricted access to the latest precription drugs

Robin Hood in Reverse: The Case Against Economic Development Takings

Ilya Somin
February 22, 2005

In this Policy Analysis, the author notes for CATO that the Fifth Amendment and most state constitutions prohibit government from condemning private property except for a “public use.” Traditionall

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Housing Finance: Why True Privatization Is Good Public Policy

Lawrence J. White
October 7, 2004

In this Policy Analysis, Lawrence White writes that the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) are the two dominant entities

Implementing Welfare Reform: A State Report Card

Jenifer Zeigler
October 19, 2004

In this Policy analysis, Zeigler contends that in 1996 the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was signed into law, and the nation waited to see if welfare reform would

Rethinking Electricity Restructuring

Peter Van Doren and Jerry Taylor
November 30, 2004

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that throughout most of the 20th century the electricity sector in the United States was characterized by balkanized regional and state supply systems wit

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