SUGAR industry, TELEMEDICINE, and ARAB countries -- Foreign relations -- United States
The article discusses the studies conducted by Cato Institute scholars which includes the government intervention on sugar industry in the U.S., the use of telemedicine for delivering medical care, and the coalition between the U.S. and Arab allies such as petrostates against Islamic State (ISIS).
PUBLIC officers -- Congresses, CONFERENCES & conventions, and HEALTH care reform -- United States
Information about the debate of public officers during the Cato Institute's conference in the U.S. is presented. The debate was participated by Cato Institute director Michael F. Cannon, Congressional Budget Office former director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Center for Health Care Reform director Kavita Patel, who have exchanged insights about the impact of the health care reform on the health care sector. In addition, some of the panels have agreed about the helpful changes of the health reform.
PRESIDENTS of the United States -- Messages, NATIONAL security -- Congresses, and CONFERENCES & conventions
Information on a conference hosted by Cato Institute to mark the 50th anniversary of the farewell address of former U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower is presented. Susan Eisenhower focused on the president's speeches which had underscored the transformational times during his term. Andrew Bacevich talked about national security policy and its negative impact on the country. Eugene Gholz discussed the influence of military on the commercial economy of the country by inventing new products.
HEALTH insurance -- United States, EDUCATIONAL programs, PRESCHOOL education, and INTERSTATE Highway System
The article offers information on various papers related to health care, preschooling, and high-speed rail in the U.S. and the war in Afghanistan. In "All the President's Mandates: Compulsory Health Insurance is a Government Takeover," by health policy studies director Michael F. Cannon of Cato Institute, it was noted that mandated compulsory health insurance may be worse than the public option and suggests that people must be given direct control on their health care dollars and decisions. Cato policy analyst Adam B. Schaeffer disproves the extension of K-12 education to preschool due to its discouraging effects. Meanwhile, it says that the goals of the U.S. Department of Transportation after the Interstate Highway System have been completed.
NATIONAL security -- United States, INTERNATIONAL security -- Congresses, TERRORISM -- Social aspects, CLIMATE change -- Social aspects, and CONFERENCES & conventions
The article discusses a Cato Institute conference entitled "Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security" held in Washington D.C. in October 2013. Topics discussed include issues concerning national and international security, social and political threat from terrorism, and impact of climate change on national security. The conference featured assistant professor Max Abrahms, University of Newcastle's director Mark G. Stewart, and associate professor Stephen Brooks.
Information regarding the events and conferences of the CATO Institute held at the Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from June 4-July 31, 2014 are presented. Topics include the impact of global financial crisis in the U.S. banking industry, the immigration economics, and the use of graphic novels, comics, and videos in teaching and conveying economic liberty. The events featured several CATO members and officials including Jennifer Keister, George Borjas, and Amity Shlaes.
PUBLIC officers -- Congresses and CONFERENCES & conventions
Information about Cato Institute's various meetings and summits in the U.S. is presented. It notes the organization's 23rd Annual Benefactor Summit held in Del Mar, California, which featured Senator Rand Paul who discussed the difficulty of the Congress in accomplishing the proposed spending cuts. It also mentions Cato's seminar in Naples, Florida, which highlighted the launch of its Cato Club and talks from Governor Rick Scott and radio host Neal Boortz.
The article focuses on the possible outcomes of expanding the U.S. drone aircraft policy. Benjamin H. Friedman, a fellow at Cato Institute, argues that the U.S. Congress should make the policy illegal by exercising its ware powers to restrain the president further. Spencer Ackerman, senior writer of "Wired," discussed the technology behind drone aircraft. Julian Sanchez of Cato Institute, however, states that as of July 2013, more than 220 agencies are interested in using drones.
ELECTRONIC surveillance -- United States, AMERICANS, GOVERNMENT agencies -- United States, and UNITED States legislators
The article presents information on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008 which prescribe procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance of Americans. It informs that prior to the establishment of FISA act, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other government agencies illegally spied on American anti-war activists, legislators, and members of the U.S. Congress. It also informs that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has refused to give any estimate to the U.S. Congress regarding the capturing of private conversations of Americans in its database. It mentions that the U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has blocked unanimous consent requests to pass a five-year extension of the FAA.
CONFERENCES & conventions, DRUGS -- Congresses, DRUG laws & regulations -- United States, and ECONOMISTS
Information on several topics discussed at the Cato Institute Conference held in Washington D.C. on November, 2011 on the global impact of drug prohibition is presented. Topics of the conference include the introduction of practical alternatives against drugs prohibition as it is proving to be a threat for civil liberties. The conference featured several experts from economy and law including Jorge Casta, Tim Lynch and Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou.
The article presents the author's insights on the succession of unilateral actions unleashed by U.S. President Barack Obama designed for circumventing the U.S. Congress. Topics discussed include the announcement by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner that he will sue Obama for seizing legislative functions, the rules passed by more than 300 executive and independent federal agencies, and the rejection of the Dream Act by the U.S. Congress.
LEGISLATIVE bills -- United States, BUSINESS enterprises -- United States, CHARITIES -- United States, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations -- United States, and OUTLAWS -- United States
The author discusses the implications of the passage of several laws by the U.S. Congress on the country's enterprise, charity, innovation and growth. He asserts the greater chances for people to run afoul of the police due to a number of laws being passed especially when one outlaws peaceful activities including smoking marijuana, selling untaxed cigarettes or feeding the homeless. He suggests the need for the Congress to repeal laws if it wants to be really productive.
BANKERS -- United States, MONETARY policy -- United States, EMPLOYMENT, PRICES, INTEREST rates -- United States, and INFLATION (Finance) -- United States
The article discusses the aspects of the U.S. Federal Reserve System that has been established by the U.S. Congress after the Panic of 1907, banker's crises. It presents information on a survey which describes the impact of the federal reserve system on the monetary and macroeconomic instability. It also discusses the goals of the Federal Reserve System which include maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term interest rates. It informs that the rate of inflation has increased to its maximum under the Federal Reserve System's policy.
GOVERNMENT policy, BUDGET cuts, and NEW Deal, 1933-1939
The article discusses the Cato Institute Policy Report for the period 1980 to 2010. It notes that U.S. President Ronald Reagan had signed into law the significant cuts in government spending and tax rates as a move to limit the policies of the New Deal and the Great Society from the past regimes. Reagan's successor, George H. W. Bush, was faced with political difficulties over economic problems, though he had restored tax increases and moved to change the U.S. Congress with the Republicans taking control. It adds that the Republican Party in itself was inimical to limiting government with the dominance of social conservatives and crusading internationalists.
National Gallery of Art Annual Report; 2010, p7-10, 4p
The article offers information on the accomplishments of the U.S. National Gallery of Art during fiscal year 2010. The gallery has been sustained through a combination of federal and private funds since its creation in 1937 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and the author acknowledges U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress for their support. Aside from the continued renovations to the northeast quadrant of the West Building, another accomplishment has been its acquisitions of the artworks by Joaquíin Torres-García and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Highlights from the year included the exhibitions "The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, 1600-1700," "American Modernism: The Shein Collection," and "The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works."
HEALTH care reform -- United States, PRESIDENTS of the United States, and INTERSTATE commerce -- United States
The article discusses the unconstitutionality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was recently signed by U.S. President Barack Obama. It notes that the approval of law became a controversy since some political analysts and government officials believed that it has violated the federalist system. It states that the law goes beyond the Congress power under the Commerce Clause which only covers individuals who purchased health care insurance.
POLICY sciences, FREE trade, TRADE negotiation, PRIVATIZATION -- United States, and KOREA (South)-United States relations
The article focuses on the Cato Working Papers, a new publication series launched by the Cato Institute which offer cutting-edge policy research in the U.S. These papers include "A Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Would Promote Both Prosperity and Security," by Doug Bandow, "Fixing Transit: The Case for Privatization," by Randal O'Toole, and "The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences: Helping the Poor, But at What Price?," by Sallie James. The paper by O'Toole explores the history of government transit involvement beginning in 1964. Meanwhile, the paper by Bandow emphasizes the need for the Congress to ratify the already-negotiated U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).
BUSINESS planning, DECISION making in economic policy, BUDGET analysts, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT policy, and WAGES
The article focuses on the formulation of economic policies in corporate sector in order to avoid economic downturn. It states that budget analyst at the Cato Institute Tad DeHaven has provided a Corporate Welfare in the Federal Budget Policy that lists programs that should be eliminated to keep business subsidies under control. It offers information on negative impacts of trading taxes and minimum wage laws on the U.S. market. It further states that the U.S. Congress created the U.S. Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) so that its decisions automatically take effect inspite people resist or challenge its decisions.
National Gallery of Art Annual Report; 2010, p31-35, 5p
The article reports that the U.S. National Gallery of Art's education division has implemented various educational programs and created several publications in fiscal year 2010. Aside from the tours designed for grades K-12, the gallery also held talks for adults, such as the sessions for sight-impaired visitors in the permanent collection galleries. Several printed guides that illustrate and explain key works were offered by the gallery to independent visitors. The gallery presented a total of 52 concerts in its 68th season of weekly concerts which ran from September 2009 through July 2010. A total of 7,009 books and 1,705 auction catalogues were added by the U.S. Library of Congress while 18,000 digital images and exhibition drawings were added to the gallery's archival digital holdings.