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Should Doctors Try to Alleviate Pain

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE The rising level of deaths from opioid overdoses is getting a lot of attention, including from a Nobel laureate economist and...

Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Today is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Constant, a prominent French liberal in the postrevolutionary era, whom Isaiah Berlin called “the most...

What Do the Subsidy Recipients Think about Cutting Subsidies?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Ever since President Trump and budget director Mick Mulvaney released a proposed federal budget that includes cuts in some programs, the...

Can Regulation Keep Up With Accumulating Knowledge?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE What some doctors say about regulating the treatment of sepsis has much broader application. Sepsis, an often lethal reaction to infection...

Net Neutrality — or Destroying Internet Innovation and Investment?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE The Sunlight Foundation reports that the Federal Communications Commission has received more than 800,000 public comments on the topic of “net...

Raising Big Money to Fight Big Money?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE In the latest of many enthusiastic National Public Radio reports on Professor Lawrence Lessig and his efforts to remove money from...

Mission Accomplished, He Said

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Everything that American troops have done in Iraq, all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and...

Democrats and Mansions

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Washington Post reporter Bill Turque swallowed the Democrats’ spin hook, line, and sinker. He reports in Friday’s paper: The Potomac estate of IT entrepreneur...

Is the Constitution Relevant Today?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE In the Washington Post, Paul Kane reports that recent experiences with ultra-conservative Senate candidates have made Republican leaders fearful of candidates...