A study showed that tapering chronic pain patients off opioids led to a dramatic increase in mental health crises, suicide attempts and overdoses. This anti‐opioid policy has had a devastating effect on America’s veterans. j.mp/3uWce0U#CatoHealth#CatoDrugWar
Despite the longer timeline, Congress has shown little interest in amending either the broker provision or the digital asset surveillance provision in the infrastructure bill. @CatoCMFA’s @EconWithNick explains… j.mp/2YBCzp5#CatoCMFA
"So the tariffs have failed. The Phase One Deal has failed. And USTR Tai’s solution is to keep those things and resume a failed exclusion process," @scottlincicome comments on the USTR's speech outlining U.S. trade policy toward China: bit.ly/3mjU0Cs#CatoTrade
What's behind surging energy prices in the United Kingdom and Europe?
According to energy analyst John Constable, it's "the ripping of the whirlwind of two decades of climate policies."
Full episode: youtu.be/Kek_7frZYY0
If Joe Biden’s “foreign policy for the middle class” means anything, it should ensure that Washington drops the idea of “wars of choice” and makes Americans fight only as a last resort when the country’s vital interests are genuinely at stake. j.mp/2WG0nHn#CatoFP
While the United States tries to regain its footing again after four years of tumultuous trade policy by tweet, it is important for the trade policy community to get the conversation going again about pragmatic ways forward. j.mp/3lkgAf1#CatoTrade
"Washington needs a policy reset. There always will be important issues dividing the U.S. from China and Russia. However, Americans should look for opportunities to cooperate when possible." -- @Doug_Bandow#CatoFPj.mp/3ukBFJc
We’ve begun to fear, even hate, those we don’t understand. 60-70% of Democrats and Republicans now view their political opponents as “a serious threat to the United States and its people.” How did we get here? j.mp/3BoxZZq
Judge David Stras will join @UCLA_Law’s Eugene Volokh & @ishapiro for a conversation on how his grandparents’ Holocaust experiences shaped his own beliefs on these precious First Amendment freedoms.
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The injustice of wrongful imprisonment is profound.
Since 1992, the @innocence Project has freed 232 people who were wrongfully convicted using DNA technology to prove that people who had been wrongfully convicted were innocent. j.mp/2PVJmFT#FriedmanPrize
The Senate just voted to raise the debt ceiling through December, without taking into account that we’ve got the highest national debt in history, at more than 120% of GDP. If the debt limit doesn’t seem to limit the debt, what’s the point of it? j.mp/3ocSkgw#CatoEcon
Unsurprisingly, China was unable to meet the purchase requirements of the "Phase One Deal". The U.S. should be interested in expanding trade opportunities and there is only one way of doing that: trade liberalization, writes @GabAboutTrade: bit.ly/3BohKeP#CatoTrade
Today in @CatoCEF’s Friday Feature: West Virginia enacted the Hope Scholarship program, the nation’s most expansive education savings account (ESA), which will allow parents to customize their children’s K-12 education. j.mp/3FtvkA1#CatoCEF
"The Simpsons takes digs at libertarians, but I would argue most of the political messaging, and most of the political themes are very libertarian friendly because they're making fun of the left, the right, & how incompetent the government is." -@mfcannonbit.ly/2YvMewU
According to a Quinnipiac poll, 67% of respondents disapprove President Biden’s immigration policies. How should the Biden administration get out of its chaotic immigration and border mess? j.mp/3AlYnSx#CatoImmigration
What’s the role of “angel” investors in our economy? If you look behind many famous entrepreneurs, from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, you will find a rich person who took a big risk and provided the initial startup funding.
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The past century shows that we shouldn’t fear technological change, nor presume its labor market effects will have vast destructive social consequences or change who we are.
Watch: In this video from the grand opening of the @CatoInstitute, Milton Friedman talks about popular political aphorisms, including one he helped popularize in the title of his 1975 book, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
Drug legalization should no longer be seen as a radical position. The radicals are those who, in the face of nearly 100,000 overdose deaths, still believe “cracking down” is the answer. j.mp/3uHFUhP#CatoDrugWar
In “Why, as a Muslim, I Defend Liberty,” @AkyolinEnglish explores the intersection of Islam and liberty with personal stories, historical anecdotes, and theological insights.
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It’s time for the U.S. to return its courtship strategy to wooing with free‐market principles that reduce trade barriers instead of government purchase agreements. cato.org/blog/chinas-fa… via @CatoInstitute
#ICYMI last week: @jkosseff joined the @FreeThoughtsPod to expose the workings of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has lived mostly in the shadows since its enshrinement in 1996.
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Democrats and Republicans are currently battling over who will get blamed for raising the government’s statutory debt limit above $28 trillion. The reality, however, is that both parties are to blame. j.mp/3Alj0Os#CatoEcon