Senior Fellow Randy T. Simmons, author of Aquanomics, looks at the battles over water in the western United States. Thirsty citizens of growing cities, farmers, factories and environmentalists are in a fight for a natural resource that is priced arbitrarily. Its value is determined not by the free market, but by bureaucrats. Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory regulations.
Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding risk corridorsthe Obamacare program that provides a bailout for insurance companies when premiums dont cover costs. Goodman says insurers will run away from the sick and insure the healthy, in what he calls "A race to the bottom."
In a cold war of words, President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin he wouldnt attend a Moscow summit in September. Research Fellow Anthony Gregory compares the two leaders record on human rights and asks why they would even meet in the first place.
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, describes who immigrants are and why they move, and he compares the immigrant experience today to that of previous eras, identifying far more similarities than differences at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.