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Labor Law and the First Amendment

April 1, 1985

In this essay, written by former California State University-East Bay Professor of Economics Charles W. Baird, the interaction of free speech rights and labor law is explored in depth.

Antecedents to Net Neutrality

Bruce M. Owen
July 1, 2007

In this essay for Regulation magazine, Stanford University public policy professor Bruce M.

“Net Neutrality”: Digital Discrimination or Regulatory Gamesmanship in Cyberspace?

January 12, 2004

This policy analysis, written by technology and telecommunications policy expert Adam D.

Cigarette Taxes and Smoking: Will Higher Taxes Yield a Public Benefit?

Kevin Callison and Robert Kaestner
December 1, 2014

In this article, we summarize a study we conducted that focuses on the effect of recent, large cigarette tax increases on the smoking behavior of adults ages 18–74.

SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform

Michael Tanner
October 16, 2013

In this policy analysis, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner examines the failure of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), calling the food stamp program “America’s fastest

The Federal Emergency Management Agency: Floods, Failures, and Federalism

Chris Edwards
November 18, 2014

The National Flood Insurance Program's subsidies are spurring development in flood-prone areas, which in turn is increasing the damage caused by floods and hurricanes.

An Innovative Approach to Land Registration in the Developing World: Using Technology to Bypass the Bureaucracy

Peter F. Schaefer and Clayton Schaefer
December 3, 2014

The CATO institute proposes using technology to establish tenure or at least nascent property rights for the poor in developing countries in which establishing property rights through traditio

Our Weird Energy Politics

August 4, 2014

What is it about the weather that compels our government to ineptly dictate how we produce electricity and consume energy?

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Randal O'Toole
September 18, 2014

Autonomous or driverless vehicles - cars, trucks, busses, etc. - will transform the 21st century like mass-produced automobiles remade the 20th century.

The Evidence on Universal Preschool

David J. Armor
October 15, 2014

Calls for universal preschool programs have become commonplace, reinforced by President Obama’s call for “high-quality preschool for all” in 2013.

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