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  • Economic Growth and Inequality
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    Economic Growth and Inequality

    The Cato Institute hosted a panel discussion on economic inequality data trends and the associated policy implications. Speakers included Cato Institute Tax Policy Studies Director Chris…

  • Quakers Guns and the British Industrial Revolution
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    Quakers, Guns and the British Industrial Revolution

    Priya Satia, Stanford University history professor, explored the complex relationship between the Quaker Community and gun makers during the British Industrial Revolution. She chronicled…

  • Washington Journal Chris Edwards Discusses Tax Policy
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    Chris Edwards on Tax Policy

    Chris Edwards talked about tax policy on Tax Day 2018, the first since Congress passed a major overhaul.

  • Republican Tax Reform Agenda
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    Republican Tax Reform Agenda

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Republicans' tax reform agenda. Panelists, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, spoke about why they were optimistic about…

  • Forum Examines Tax System Overhaul
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    Tax Reform

    Policy experts talked about the economic implications of proposed tax plans from President Trump and House Republicans. The speakers generally agreed tax code should be revised, and that…

  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Infrastructure Spending
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    Infrastructure Spending

    Speakers that included transportation and public policy experts talked about transportation infrastructure priorities and funding challenges.. They focused on President Trump’s $1 trillion…

  • Discussion Focuses on President Trumps Infrastructure Agenda
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    Infrastructure Agenda

    Policy analysts talked about a range of questions concerning the nation’s infrastructure. Topics included job creation, the financing of projects, the role of the federal government, and…

  • Washington Journal Roundtable on Highway Funding Bill
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    Highway Funding Bill

    Chris Edwards and Alison Premo Black talked about federal funding for transportation projects and the state of the infrastructure. The House passed a $325 billion six-year funding bill…

  • emA Republic No Moreem
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    A Republic No More

    Jay Cost talked about his book, A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption, in which he argues that America’s Founding Fathers feared that the republic…

  • Washington Journal Chris Edwards and Robert Puentes on Transportation Spending
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    Transportation Spending Proposal

    Chris Edwards and Robert Puentes talked about the White House’s fiscal year 2016 budget request that includes a call for a $478 billion, six-year surface transportation spending bill. This program was part of…

  • Discussion on the Libertarian Policy Agenda
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    Libertarian Policy Priorities and Congress

    Panelists talked about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and the libertarian policy agenda. Topics included policy recommendations for such issues as tax reform, the housing…

  • House Oversight and Gvt Reform Committee Hold Hearing on Reducing Gvt Waste
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    Reducing Government Waste

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to assess whether progress has been made by the federal government in reducing government waste. Witnesses provided a list of…

  • Rising Cost of Social Security Disability
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    Rising Cost of Social Security Disability

    Panelists talked about the number of Americans claiming Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and the programs' financial solvency. In their discussion they…

  • Joint Economic Cmte Looks at Infrastructure Issues
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    Funding of Infrastructure Projects

    Panelists testified on ways to fund national infrastructure needs and the proper role of the federal government in maintaining roads, bridges, and utilities. Topics included public versus…

  • President Obamas Job Creation Proposals
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    President Obama's Job Creation Proposals

    Jennifer Erickson and Chris Edwards talked about the job creation proposals President Obama outlined in his State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • Libertarian State of the Union
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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Cato Institute scholars talked about the state of the libertarian movement in the United States. They agreed that President Obama’s executive orders on gun control did not violate the…

  • Wisconsin Recall Election
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    Wisconsin Recall Election

    Erin Johansson and Chris Edwards talked about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory. Topics included the future of labor unions, whether the victory might indicate…

  • Entrepreneurship Regulation and the Tax Code
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    Entrepreneurship, Regulation, and the Tax Code

    Witnesses testified on the role of government in business. In his testimony, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he supported the government’s efforts to rescue the financial industry in 2008 but was not…

  • Federal Debt and US Economy
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    Federal Debt and U.S. Economy

    Witnesses testified about the impact of the public debt on the U.S. economy. They focused on the challenges of creating jobs in a harsh economic environment and disagreed on the route the…

  • Tax Proposals in President Obamas Jobs Plan
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    Tax Proposals in President Obama's Jobs Plan

    Chris Edwards and Michael Ettlinger talked about President Obama s proposal to pay for his jobs legislation. The president wants to decrease tax deductions for high earners, raise tax rates…

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