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Cato Handbook For Congress: Policy Recommendations for the 108th Congress (Paperback)


Edited by Edward H. Crane and David Boaz

About the Book
Breathtaking in scope, the expanded 66 chapters touch on policy areas from Social Security to trade policy to tax cuts to the USA PATRIOT Act, offering hundreds of proposals to radically reduce the federal government to the limits intended by the Founding Fathers.

The audience for this book is not limited to the House and Senate. State and local officials, corporate and association representatives, and individuals who need the most up-to-date policy proposals for cutting the size and scope of the federal government should have this little red book on an easy-to-reach bookshelf.

The Handbook's 66 chapters include new essays on lessons of the threats to civil liberties, confronting terror, campaign finance regulation, the president's war powers, gun control, monetary policy, Enron and Worldcom, relations with China and Russia, U.S. policy towards North Korea and South Korea, and telecommunications–along with updated advice on issues ranging from Social Security and the federal budget to term limits, defense spending, and education.

As the Handbook states, "Fidelity to our founding principles of respect for civil liberties and limited government is easy when times are easy, as they were through much of the tech boom of the 1990s. The true test of our faith in those principles comes now, when we are beset by diabolical assaults from without and economic turmoil within, when public anxiety may temporarily make it seem expedient to put those principles aside." The Cato Handbook for Congress reminds us of the importance of those principles.

A full-text version of the Handbook is available online in PDF format.
About the Editors
Edward H. Crane is founder and president and David Boaz executive vice president of the Cato Institute.
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"A soup-to-nuts agenda to reduce spending, kill programs, terminate whole agencies and dramatically restrict the power of the federal government."
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