Fight over Cato

Someone mentioned this the other day, but the Washingtonian has an article on the fight over control of Cato.

“Politicians surf public opinion,” says Cato scholar Jim Harper. “They are not interested in the right answer; they are interested in the answer that gets them reelected.” Crane told a colleague that the entrance to Cato’s building faced away from the Capitol “so Congress can kiss my ass.”

Whole thing is worth reading.

6 Responses

  1. That’s a very interesting article (and I do love the phrase Kochtopus). I remember reading the article on the Koch Brothers when it first came out. I had also been following the power play over the Cato Institute but didn’t realize the two events were related.

    Charles Koch comes off as a bit of a cafeteria libertarian. It doesn’t help that he has become caricatured as the George Soros of the right.


  2. Thanks for the link.


  3. Mostly hung-jury in Edwards case. One conviction.


  4. One acquittal, not one conviction. The remaining counts have been dismissed.



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