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The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard in the United States

George Selgin
June 20, 2013

In this Policy Analysis, George Selgin writes that there is a tendency to treat U.S. monetary history as divided between a gold standard past and a fiat dollar present.

Building a Wall around the Welfare State, Instead of the Country

Alex Nowrasteh and Sophie Cole
July 25, 2013

In this Policy Analysis, the authors assert that economists generally believe that immigration increases the size of the economy, improves productivity, and is an economic boon for almost all parti

“Libertarianism Has Won Over the Supreme Court Conservatives”

Ilya Shapiro
July 30, 2013

In this posting at CATO @ Liberty, Shapiro asserts that despite recent decisions from the Supreme Court, it is not becoming more libertarian per se, though there have been some libertarian decision

How to Make the Government Behave

Richard W. Rahn
July 23, 2013

This article at CATO that also appeared in Washington Times on July 23, 2013, makes the case that

Textile Protectionism in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

July 23, 2013

This article and commentary, which appeared in Forbes on July 23, 2013, notes:

Reforming Texas Electricity Markets

Andrew N. Kleit, Robert J. Michaels
July 8, 2013
In the United States and around the world, electricity restructuring is converting regulated monopolies into marke

The Need for Retrospective Review of Regulations

Sam Batkins, Ike Brannon
July 8, 2013
No task in government is as Sisyphean as trying to stop bad regulatory ideas from becoming law.

How Much of Food Activism Is Nonsense?

July 8, 2013
There are plenty of people out there telling us what we should eat—and worse, trying to use public policy to make

The Minimum Wage Is Cruelest to Those Who Can’t Find a Job

James A. Dorn
July 22, 2013

In this article that also appeared in on July 22, 2013, Dorn writes a Commentary:

Teachers Union Poll Is Not Credible

Jason Bedrick
July 23, 2013

In this post at CATO @ Liberty, the author notes,

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