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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 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.

DOJ Takes an Important Step on Marijuana

Tim Lynch
August 29, 2013

In this CATO @ Liberty posting, Tim Lynch asserts that the Dept.

The Work versus Welfare Trade-Off: 2013

Michael D. Tanner and Charles Hughes
August 19, 2013

In this white paper for CATO, the authors write that, in 1995, the Cato Institute published a groundbreaking study, 

The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off: A Response to Critics

Michael Tanner
August 27, 2013

In this post at CATO @ Liberty, Michael Tanner accounts a new study, The Work vs.

Should the Constitution Be Amended?

Richard W. Rahn
August 27, 2013

In an article that appeared in Washington Times on August 27, 2013, Richard Rahn writes that

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