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  • New York Proposes Special Bitcoin Regulation, But Won't Say Why | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 26 Feb '15, 4pm

    Yesterday, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued the second draft of its “BitLicense” proposal, a special, technology-specific regulation for digital currencies like Bitcoin. For a second time, the NYDFS claims to have a strong rationale for such regulation, but...

  • Bitcoin Charts, Finally

    Bitcoin Charts, Finally | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 17 Sep '14, 7pm

    Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many . There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. And data speaks loudest through charts. Yes, topological analysis is often the best route to comprehension. I have constructed – with m...

  • Mission Accomplished, He Said | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 20 Jun '14, 12pm

    Today the Federal Reserve System is much different than a century ago. How well has the Fed performed? Was the Fed a good idea? Can we do better? To address those and related questions, the Cato Institute brought together some of the most respected monetary scholars and policymakers a...

  • When Does Defense Aid Work? | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 25 Jun '14, 2am

    The debate over an appropriate American response to Iraq’s resurgent violence and the threat of radical rebels has highlighted the challenges and risks of even limited U.S. assistance. As I argue in a post at The National Interest , Iraq is emblematic of a larger challenge in U.S. for...

  • Congress may hike #VA spending $400 billion. @CatoEdwards is on the case: #vets #military

    Congress May Hike VA Spending $400 Billion | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 20 Jun '14, 6pm

    Last week the Senate voted to greatly increase health care spending for veterans. If the new spending were made permanent, it would cost at least $385 billion over 10 years, as Nicole Kaeding noted . The House version of the bill would cost at least $477 billion if made permanent. The...

  • America: Stay out of Iraq | Cato Institute

    cato.org 19 Jun '14, 2am

    President Obama said today he would essentially take the weekend to decide whether to use the U.S. military to help Iraq’s government repel Sunni Islamist rebels—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—who recently took Mosul and swaths of other territory in northern and central Ir...

  • VA Scandal: Crisis of Big Government | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 02 Jun '14, 8pm

    Peggy Noonan’s op-ed on the weekend was titled “The VA Scandal Is a Crisis of Leadership.” Noonan discusses how President Obama “doesn’t do the plodding, unshowy, unromantic work of making government work.” Obama is not a good manager, and so scandals like the current one are to be ex...

  • Veterans Benefits vs. Veterans Hospitals | Cato @ Liberty

    cato.org 27 May '14, 3am

    Of all the Obama administration’s scandals—Benghazi, IRS/tea party, AP/Fox News, the near daily rewrite of Obamacare, and more—perhaps none is as telling as the unfolding VA Hospital debacle, now reaching seven states, with officials in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, hospital busy destr...