Cato Institute

Cato Institute

Type NGO
Website cato.org
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1974
Headquarters Washington, D.C., DC United States of America United States of America
Budget USD 20M-49M
Functions Research
Funding sources Endowments, Foundations or grants, Governments or multi-govt organizations, Individual citizens
Tags economics governance
Summary The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

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USCIS and DOL Should Grant H-1B Petitions and LCAs for 6 Years

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

Summary: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should amend its regulations to grant H-1B status for up to 6 years, and the Department of Labor (DOL) should restart granting labor …



USCIS Should Increase the H-2 Status Limit to 6 Years

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

Summary: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should increase the three‐​year limit on H-2B and H-2A extensions of status to six years. The H-2A and H-2B programs admit foreign workers …



American Chipmakers Innovate While Congress Debates Subsidizing Them

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

The Senate this week has begun considering the “The United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021,” which — among many other things — appropriates $52 billion in subsidies for …


The U.S. Has No Vision for North American Competitiveness & Economic Cooperation

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

The three trade ministers of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) held their first meeting of the Free Trade Commission this week. The Commission carries over from the North American Free …


How U.S. Government Paper Currency Began, and How Private Banknotes Ended

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

A couple months ago, in arguing that “The Fed should give everyone a bank account,” journalist Matt Yglesias cited what he took to be an instructive precedent: “Once upon a …


Corruption, Criminality, Discipline, and Performance Problems at Border Patrol

Cato Institute · 20 May 2021 English

Hardly a week goes by without a criminal conviction or charges being filed against Border Patrol agents that swell the number of disciplinary actions taken against employees of Customs and …




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