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The Fed Needs to Change Course

David Malpass
September 6, 2013

In this article published in the CATO Journal, David Malpass writes about the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, examines its economic impact, and discusses possible exits.

The Conduct of Monetary Policy

Kevin Warsh
September 6, 2013

In this essay at the CATO Journal, Kevin M. Warsh writes that the Federal Reserve’s independence is essential to the conduct of monetary policy.

Fed Policy: Good Intentions, Risky Consequences

Charles I. Plosser
September 6, 2013

in this essay for the CATO Journal, Plosser argues that the last five years have been an extraordinary time for the global economy and monetary policymakers.

Monetary Policy during the Past 30 Years with Lessons for the Next 30 Years

John B. Taylor
September 6, 2013

This essay in the CATO Journal by John B. Taylor writes that, 

Economic Freedom of the World 2013

September 13, 2013

In this summary of economic freedom in the world, multiple authors state that global economic freedom increased modestly in this year's report, though it remains below its peak level of 6.92 in 200

Downsizing the Social Security Administration

Chris Edwards and Tad DeHaven
August 9, 2013

This document details the proposed cuts to the SSA.

Marijuana, Sex and Amsterdam

Jeffrey A. Miron
September 6, 2013

In an article that also appeared in Huffington Post on September 6, 2013, Jeffrey Miron writes in this commentary tha

Another Failed Gun Control Experiment

Daniel J. Mitchell
August 30, 2013

This article also appeared in TownHall.com on August 29, 2013.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not the Answer

Michael D. Tanner
September 30, 2013

This post at CATO @ Liberty asserts that a family collecting welfare benefits from seven common programs – Temporary assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, Medicaid, WIC, pub

On the Limits of Federal Supremacy: When States Relax (or Abandon) Marijuana Bans

Robert A. Mikos
December 12, 2012

In this policy analysis, Richard Mikos writes that the American Constitution divides governmental power between the federal government and several state governments.

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