Cato Handbook on Policy

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Details how legislators can return the federal goverment to the size and scope envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

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Overview

Details how legislators can return the federal goverment to the size and scope envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930865686
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Limited government and the rule of law 9
3 Congress, the courts, and the constitution 19
4 Social Security 47
5 Federal welfare reform 57
6 State welfare implementation 65
7 Health care 73
8 Medicare and Medicaid 85
9 The federal budget 97
10 "Starving the beast" will not work 113
11 Federal tax reform 117
12 Fiscal federalism 131
13 International tax competition 141
14 The delegation of legislative powers 151
15 Term limits 161
16 Campaign finance 171
17 Reclaiming the war power 181
18 Tort and class action reform 189
19 The Patriot Act 199
20 Militarization of the home front 205
21 Regulation of electronic speech and commerce 213
22 Property rights and regulatory takings 225
23 Tobacco and the rule of law 243
24 The war on drugs 253
25 Restoring the right to bear arms 261
26 The nanny state 269
27 National ID cards 275
28 U.S. Department of Education 283
29 Higher education 291
30 Improving K-12 education 299
31 Agricultural policy 311
32 Cultural agencies 317
33 Privatization 325
34 Corporate welfare 333
35 State fiscal policy 341
36 Federal highway programs 353
37 Health and safety 365
38 Transportation 375
39 Antitrust 385
40 Food and Drug Administration 393
41 Telecommunications, broadband, and media policy 399
42 The limits of monetary policy 417
43 Major policy lessons from the corporate scandals 427
44 Electricity policy 435
45 Energy policy 445
46 Pollution policy 457
47 Public lands policy 469
48 Global warming and climate change 479
49 Dismantling Al Qaeda 493
50 Homeland Security 501
51 The defense budget 511
52 Strategic nuclear forces and missile defense 523
53 Transatlantic relations 531
54 Nuclear proliferation and the terrorist threat 539
55 Strengthening the all-volunteer military 551
56 Toward a sensible U.S. policy in the Middle East 561
57 Iraq and the Persian Gulf : getting out, staying engaged 571
58 East Asian defense commitments 579
59 Relations with South and Central Asia 589
60 The international war on drugs 599
61 Relations with China 607
62 Relations with Russia 617
63 Relations with Cuba 627
64 Trade 639
65 Immigration 649
66 International financial crises and the IMF 661
67 U.S. policy toward Latin America 671
68 Foreign aid and economic development 679
69 U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa 693
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