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On Episode 3 of The Covid Tonic, HP board member Johan Norberg discusses the Swedish response to COVID-19 and the results generated by that response so far. Full interview: Transcript:…
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It sometimes feels as if advocates and opponents of minimum wage hikes are talking in different universes. In large part, that stems from completely opposite interpretations of the balance of the academic literature on the subject. #CatoEcon
Over the past decade, social media platforms have radically expanded our ability to communicate and transact with one another. What role has Section 230 played? #CatoTechnology
Why is North Korea showing the world so many new missiles? @CatoFP's @Doug_Bandow reports... #CatoFP
The protectionism President Trump prioritized will unfortunately likely remain a fixture of U.S. trade and domestic economic policy for many years to come, says @CatoTrade's @dikenson... #Cato2020 #CatoTrade
A closer look at President Trump’s actual effect on immigration... #CatoImmigration
Would markets have handled the vaccine rollout better than government? #CatoHealth #CatoCOVID
Immigration restrictionists are undermining American institutions, says #CatoImmigration's @AlexNowrasteh, co-author of the new book, "Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions"
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These 30 deregulatory actions would lessen the costs of America’s outdated immigration laws. The results would be greater freedom and prosperity for both immigrants and Americans who rely on them... #CatoImmigration
The last few months have provided several counterexamples to the trendy claim that “re‐​nationalizing” global supply chains for essential goods would have bolstered the United States’ economic “resilience” during the pandemic. #CatoTrade
It may be too early to call it the Trump/Biden trade policy, but there are more than passing similarities between the preferences of the former and current Presidents.… @scottlincicome @cobrown @CatoTrade
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🚨My latest@CatoInstitutee paper is out today🚨: "Manufactured Crisis: 'Deindustrialization,' Free Markets, and National…hq It is VERY chart/data-rich (partially intended to be a longer-term resource). Quick summary to follow (thread): /Wk
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"Nobody knows the answer to the long term political consequences, they never have, and we should all stop pretending that we do and instead support policies that we know will be good when we can." - #CatoImmigration's @AlexNowrasteh
"How can a cooperative, win‐​win economic relationship exist—much less flourish—alongside a zero‐​sum framework of distrust, subversion, and confrontation?" @dikenson reflects on the history and the future of US-China trade relations: #CatoTrade
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Episode 3 of our new #HeroesOfProgress video series spotlights Edward Jenner, the pioneer of smallpox vaccination. Jenner's work has saved untold millions of lives from a disease that plagued humanity for millennia. Learn more about Jenner here:…
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New blog post from me: "The Politics of Section 232 Tariffs and Buy American Procurement"… Can ratcheted up Buy American procurement programs provide political cover for repealing the Section 232 tariffs?
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Voters in various states chose to legalize drugs, nullify labor regulations, and turn away tax hikes at the ballot box. Here's what some of the initiatives on state ballots in 2020 mean for liberty.... #Cato2020
STUDY: Buying Lottery Tickets for Foreign Workers: Search-Cost Externalities Induced by H-1B Policy #CatoEcon #CatoImmigration
When people spend hours frantically trying to find a website to register for vaccination while unused vials of it are discarded by day’s end, it's obvious something is wrong with the system, says @CatoHealth's @dr4liberty #CatoCOVID #CatoHealth
How will gig economy workers be regulated under the Biden administration? #CatoEcon #CatoTechnology
Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action #CatoImmigration
NEW STUDY: Buying Lottery Tickets for Foreign Workers: Search-Cost Externalities Induced by H-1B Policy #CatoEcon #CatoImmigration
The U.S. maritime industry may count the NDAA as a legislative win, but for the rest of the country it’s a very clear loss. #EndTheJonesAct #CatoTrade
"The U.S. can learn from Europe: Beijing is a challenge, not an enemy. To peacefully yet effectively confront the PRC when necessary, Washington would benefit from greater coordination with Europe." -- @Doug_Bandow #CatoFP
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For The Good of Kids and Teachers, Unions Should Stop Blocking School Choice… via @CatoInstitute
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The rate of death in ICE detention facilities is an important metric of how humane those facilities are. #CatoCOVID #CatoImmigration
The core concept of California's Proposition 13—a limit on property taxes—remains popular, says #CatoCalifornia's @MTannerCato...
It’s heartening to see the Biden administration hitting the ground running on immigration reform—even if their first bill has virtually no chance of becoming law as currently envisioned, says #CatoImmigration's @AlexNowrasteh...
Buying Lottery Tickets for Foreign Workers: Search-Cost Externalities Induced by H-1B Policy #CatoEcon #CatoImmigration
The population of undocumented immigrants in the United States remained about the same when President Trump left office as when he became president. #CatoImmigration's @AlexNowrasteh reports...
Right now, @Will_Duffield is explaining his new paper, "Circumventing Section 230: Product Liability Lawsuits Threaten Internet Speech" released today. READ:… WATCH:… Tweet your questions #CatoTechnology.
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LIVE NOW: This may be the most important year for the internet since 1996. @ktummarello, @mmasnick, and #CatoTechnology's @M_feeney, & @Will_Duffield discuss the future of Section 230. WATCH: Join the conversation with #CatoTechnology.…
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Just a few more weeks to apply for a summer internship at @CatoInstitute! Apply by February 15, in a policy research, communications or video production role and build your network in Washington D.C. #Catointerns
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NEW STUDY: Although Section 230 enables the creation of tools integral to the exercise of free speech, this intermediary liability protection is increasingly seen as a special protection for industry. #CatTechnology's @Will_Duffield explains...
Also a special shoutout to @JasonKuznicki for organizing everything and @PMatzko for his insights and helpful editing!
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If you have the time to read my essay, I am very happy to answer any questions you have or respond to criticisms. You can comment on the piece itself or just reply to this post!
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America's Revolutionary Mind is a great read explaining how the Founding of America was built upon a moral revolution in the hearts and minds of the Founders and their contemporaries. I loved it so much I reviewed it for the @CatoInstitute journal.…
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@CBradleyThomps1, on the other hand, wrote the recently published America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It.…
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@RoderickTLong has written about a plethora of topics but his coolest stuff in my humble opinion is his brilliant essays on both Ancient Chinese and Classical Greek philosophy. His work on Confucianism inspired my own episodes on Chinese philosophy.…
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This month I had the privilege of writing the lead essay for @CatoUnbound on a topic near and dear to my heart, the influence of my favourite philosopher Cicero on the Founding Fathers.…
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Tony called these officers for help. They compacted his lungs while he begged for his life.
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LIVE NOW: @CatoInstitute & @AbolishQI's @jay_schweikert participates in an important @campaigntoendqi conversation about ending qualified immunity, featuring @KillerMike, @aloeblacc, @policylink, @IJ, @YoBenCohen and more. WATCH: #AbolishQI #CatoCJ
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"From Washington’s perspective, little good came out of the party congress. However, there was little bad, only a reaffirmation of existing policy. The new Biden administration should essentially return the favor." -- @Doug_Bandow #CatoFP
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Considering the report is over 900 pages, I'm looking forward to hearing the story behind it and the key takeaways from the former chair, @ToddZywicki , and CMFA director, @GeorgeSelgin!…
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