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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. #CatoHealth #CatoDrugWar
Come visit us at the @CatoInstitute table today at @sfliberty #FreerFuture! Talk to @GretaLanghenry, hear from @PMatzko and @AlexNowrasteh, and celebrate #FreeBookFriday on a Saturday. (Seriously, we have free books.)
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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… #CatoCMFA
Instead of importing Chinese economic policy, we should be seeking to liberalize trade so Americans can import Chinese goods. #CatoTrade
With the economy growing, the government should be paying down debt, rather than increasing it at a rapid clip. #CatoEcon
What does the evidence say about Haitian crime in the United States? #CatoImmigration
"The liberty libertarians strive for upsets traditional patterns–including the very patterns political conservatives seek to conserve." - @ARossP
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"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: #CatoTrade
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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: Transcript:…
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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. #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. #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 #CatoFP
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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?
For 100 years, Congress has violated Americans’ health care rights by taxing workers who want to make their own health care decisions. Here is the bipartisan cure... #CatoHealth
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. REGISTER: Join the conversation using #CatoSCOTUS
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Listen to the @innocence Project cofounders Barry Scheck & Peter Neufeld and executive director Christina Swarns talk to @ConLawWarrior about their achievements advancing human liberty here: @CatoPodcast…
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Last week, the @CatoInstitute proudly awarded the 2021 Milton #FriedmanPrize for Advancing Liberty to the @innocence Project in recognition and gratitude for its work to ensure liberty and justice for all. Learn more about their important work:…
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. #FriedmanPrize
Quick one from me: "A Brief Lesson on Manufacturing, Mercantilism and Economic Resilience"… via @CatoInstitute
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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? #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: #CatoTrade
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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. #CatoCEF
🌟 New Today �@Abigail_R_Hallll an@ccoyne1e1 joined us to discuss how military propaganda has targeted Americans since 9/11. Listen now ⬇
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“If you don’t control the money that purchases your health care, you don’t control your health care,” writes @CatoHealth’s @mfcannon. That’s why we must make HSAs work for everyone… #CatoHealth
"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." -@mfcannon
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NEW COLUMN: The Tories (and many others, it must be said) don’t take the supply-side of the economy seriously. We pay the price.…
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A new @CatoInstitute/@YouGov poll shows U.S. adults do not grasp how much control over their earnings the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance costs them. #CatoHealth
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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? #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. LEARN MORE: #CatoEcon
"The WTO simply must prove that it can do something, not just talk," says James Bacchus in an interview for Borderlex. #CatoTrade…
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In a comment letter to the @SECGov, @jenniferjschulp warns that trading frequency is not one-size-fits-all, even for investors who may be similarly situated. Read here:
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No more endless wars for no good purpose. America should take a new path—one based on peace. #CatoFP
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.…
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UPCOMING: On October 21, we will have the #CatoCalifornia conference “A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty and Inequality in California.” Join @chesaboudin, @roblapsley, @mdweinberg, @JimWunderman and more for a lively discussion. REGISTER: #CatoCalifornia
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Some 750 American military facilities remain open in 80 nations and territories around the world—it’s time to bring US troops back home. #CatoFP
For those looking for a definite signal on where U.S. trade policy towards China is going, this week’s announcement was a disappointment.
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.”
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“The modern presidency is a divider, not a uniter. It has become too powerful to be anything else.” ⁦…
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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. #CatoDrugWar
.@CatoHealth’s @mfcannon explains on the @CatoPodcast why Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were a legislative stowaway that have since become one of the most promising avenues for reforming American health care. #CatoHealth
In “Why, as a Muslim, I Defend Liberty,” @AkyolinEnglish explores the intersection of Islam and liberty with personal stories, historical anecdotes, and theological insights. GET YOUR COPY: Join the conversation using #CatoBooks
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.… via @CatoInstitute
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Health savings accounts offer an opportunity to improve health care without partisan sniping. Both parties should seize it. My latest in @Newsweek:… #CatoHealth @NewsweekOpinion
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Why is the Biden administration violating the constitution to make changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program? #CatoCEF’s @NealMcCluskey explains…
Washington sends aid to countries like Israel and Egypt, who use that money to purchase American weapons, essentially subsidizing the defense industry. @AnnelleSheline joined @jwcglaser on #PowerProblems to discuss problematic Middle East allies #CatoFP
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Why is the Biden Administration extending a Trump-era tariff that hasn’t worked? #CatoEcon #CatoTrade
#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. Listen here 🔊
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If the Constitution were interpreted according to its original meaning, how libertarian would that Constitution be?
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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. #CatoEcon
Introducing NEW resources for #teachers! Launch event includes: -Demo of new lessons w/ the author -Future of #Sphere in your #classroom -#SphereSummit 2022 announcements -Professional development credit Tuesday, October 12, 7:30–8:00 PM Register here:…
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