Courtesy: Cato Institute Newsletter

April 20, 2017

Will China Solve the North Korea Problem?

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The North Korea problem continues to worsen, as the Kim regime tests more nuclear weapons and develops longer range missiles. Tighter sanctions have proved little more effective than diplomatic entreaties.

In a Cato Policy Analysis, Cato scholar Doug Bandow argues that Washington should develop a comprehensive diplomatic strategy to persuade the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to cooperate with the United States, South Korea, and Japan in pressing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program.

New Book Reveals Real Cause of Financial Crises

Why has the United States experienced so many crippling financial crises? The popular answer: U.S. Banks have long been poorly regulated, subjecting the economy to the whims of selfish interest, which must be tempered by more government regulation and centralization.

George Selgin turns this conventional wisdom on its head in a new Cato Institute book, Money: Free and Unfree. In essays covering U.S. monetary policy since before the Civil War, he painstakingly traces financial disorder to its origin: misguided government regulation, dispelling the myth of the Federal Reserve as a bulwark of stability.

Fact-Checking Terrorism Perceptions

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The ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since the 9/11 attacks: Who commits more domestic terrorism–violent Salafists or traditional “right wing” extremists? According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, it’s the latter — by a very wide margin.While radical Islamist extremists were responsible for 27% of the 85 deadly terrorist attacks since September 12, 2001, far right extremist groups were responsible for 73% of these violent incidents.

However, the media tends to focus on the former, and attacks by Muslim perpetrators receive, on average, 449% more media coverage than other attacks, even when controlling for target type, fatalities, and arrests.

Cato Institute Multimedia Highlights

The Playground Fight: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley.” Featuring Trevor Burrus.
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Featuring Norm Stamper.