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New Research: In a new paper, Cato scholars Alex Nowrasteh and Jim Harper argue that E-Verify’s high costs and ineffectiveness at deterring unlawful immigration should disqualify it as a component of immigration reform. http://j.mp/1He044q
Many policymakers believe that an essential part of immigration reform is nationally mandating the use of E-Verify, the electronic employment eligibility verification system intended to prevent unlawful immigrants from working in the United States. A mandate requiring all employers to screen their new hires through federal government databases will likely be included in immigration reform measures contemplated by the...
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Like anybody has ever used eVerify.
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In the July issue of Cato Unbound, international economist Dambisa Moyo challenges the laissez-faire presumption when it comes to China's acquisition of scarce world resources: http://j.mp/1NJy6iP
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"Wisconsin has some of the largest giveaways on the federal exchange." http://j.mp/1Hb27WZ
Wisconsin has some of the largest giveaways on the federal exchange.
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Wisconsin on the road to Greece! Oh and drag along America too.
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"The danger for the United States is that spending on entitlements will surge in the coming decades." http://j.mp/1JJh3iO
The danger for the United States is that spending on entitlements will surge in the coming decades.
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How about we just get government, with its political agendas and crony backslapping out of the "dole" business altogether. By many accounts, the old mutual aid and charity system worked much better, both for the poor and society. It didn't reward laziness. Instead, it addressed needs, real needs, one of which was the need for employment (rather than food stamps and "free" housing in perpetuity).
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"Bad policies from Washington have made the pain much worse." http://j.mp/1JCSql9
Bad policies from Washington have made the pain much worse.
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first we need to make P//R as the same a Mexico a bordered state as the rest of latin America....
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The Economist has produced a short film about Portugal's pathbreaking decriminalization policy. http://j.mp/1CN343O
The Economist has produced a short film about Portugal's pathbreaking decriminalization policy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7LKfLxVtzE In 2009, Cato brought attention to Portugal policy when we published this paper by Glenn Greenwald....
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Over at Cato's Police Misconduct web site, we have identified the worst case for June. http://j.mp/1NPwg0s
Over at Cato's Police Misconduct web site, we have identified the worst case for June. It goes to the police department in Carrollton, Kentucky. Adam Horine was a homeless person who was arrested for some petty offense. Horine then appeared before Judge Elizabeth Chandler to determine whether he wanted to go to trial, or plead guilty to the charges. Horine said he wanted to represent himself in the case and ...
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Interested in interning at the Cato Institute? The deadline to apply for our fall internship has been extended to Monday, July 13th at midnight! http://j.mp/1Hbbh5P
Fall Semester: Early September to late December. Completed application by July 6; you will be notified by August 10. International students: Completed application by June 1; you will be notified by July 2. Spring Semester: Early January to late April. Completed application by November 1; ...
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Individual liberty and limited government now light up Times Square. All summer long, Cato’s commitment to stopping the government from overspending, overregulation, policing the world, and invading our privacy will be shining down to passersby from a jumbo screen. http://j.mp/1Thwz7f
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"It’s hard to find anything written or spoken about Greece that doesn’t contain a great deal of hand wringing about the alleged austerity – brutal fiscal austerity – that the Greek government has been forced to endure at the hands of the so-called troika. This is Alice in Wonderland economics." http://j.mp/1S2IbZn
This is Alice in Wonderland economics.
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Cato Daily Podcast: The Supreme Court has told California that it’s New Deal-era raisin price support program can’t simply steal from farmers. Trevor Burrus comments. http://j.mp/1NzAokv
The Supreme Court has told California that its New Deal-era raisin price support program can't simply steal from farmers. Trevor Burrus comments....
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"Public dollars, some argue, must never go to religious social service groups that discriminate. If only it were that simple." http://j.mp/1Kx4juk
Public dollars, some argue, must never go to religious social service groups that discriminate. If only it were that simple.
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