Cato Book Found on Elon Musk’s Desk


Today, a Cato fan tweeted a photo of Elon Musk’s desk with a copy of the Cato book, The Dirty Dozen by Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy and Institute for Justice’s William Mellor.

Have you read it yet? Get your copy here!

[VIDEO] “We Used Up All The Weird”: Author P.J. ORourke Talks About ‘The Baby Boom’

Featuring the author P. J. O’Rourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

“We’re often silly, and we’re spoiled by any measure of history…At the same time we made the world a better place — just not necessarily in the ways we set out to.”

— Author P. J. O’Rourke

In his first book of all new, previously unpublished material since 2007, best-selling humorist P. J. O’Rourke bab-boom-imgturns his lens on his fellow post-war babies. In “The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way” O’Rourke draws on his own experiences and leads readers on a candid, laugh-out-loud journey through the circumstances and events that shaped a generation.

[Get P.J.’s book The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way” (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) at Amazon]

At this Cato Book Forum, he will tackle the big, broad problems stemming from the generation that, for better or worse, changed everything.

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Survey: How Libertarians Fit In the GOP


Kevin Glass  reports:  The Brookings Institution‘s Public Religion Research Institute conducts what they call the “American Values Survey,” and this year have focused particularly on how libertarians fit into the American political fabric. Libertarians are traditionally thought of as being “on the right” and presumed to be most accurately represented, of the two major parties, by the Republican Party.

But is that really true?

PRRI finds that libertarians constitute a very small segment of the GOP and have difficulty making common cause with the other ideological strains of the Republican Party. Specifically, libertarians are repelled by the religious right, which still makes up a significan portion of the conservative movement.

As Brookings’ Ross Tilchin writes:

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