“cato-institute” Charts

Think China's Economy is a Big Success Story? Think Again. »

There have been a bunch of misleading stories about China “overtaking” the United States in economic output. But GDP is…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 244
Score: 5

A Real Public Education Report Card »

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see how well students are performing across generations? And wouldn’t it be even…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 360
Score: 5

Afghanistan: Obama's War »

During the period 2002-2013, $650 billion have been appropriated for the Afghan war effort, and a whopping $487.5 billion of…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 112
Score: 3

Iraq: The Global Cost of Building a Failed State »

The U.S. shouldered a heavy load in the Iraq War, to the tune of $2.4 trillion from 2003-2011. As depicted…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 106
Score: 2

Employment Still Not Where It Needs to Be »

The headlines from the latest employment report certainly seem positive. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent and there…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 135
Score: 2

Immigration Policy Makes Undocumented Immigrants Stay Longer »

Immigration restrictions known as the 3/10 bars have done more to lock unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. than to keep…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 55

Department of Veterans Affairs Has Seen Budget Soar »

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the fifth largest agency measured by spending, and VA spending has tripled since…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 136

Look How Much We're Already Spending on the Iraq War »

Iraq was a costly war for everyone involved, including U.S. taxpayers. The annual expenditure rate of the Iraq war comes…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 67

U.S. Power Just a Drop in the Global CO2 Emissions Bucket »

This chart shows three carbon dioxide emissions pathways generated from IPCC scenarios (one high-end, one low-end, and one middle of…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 80

New VA Program Could Cost Big Bucks »

In the rush to deal with the Veterans Affairs crisis, the senate voted 93-3 on June 11 to expand health…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 121

U.S. Allies Need to Step Up Their Own Defense »

American taxpayers have been subsidizing the defense of European allies for too long. And they have reacted as one would…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 575

Iran, Stable but Miserable »

Since Hassan Rouhani became Iran's President last year, the country's economic outlook has improved, but the Misery Index (the sum…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 52

Charting Human Progress: The Decline of Disease »

This chart shows the great decline of waterborne illnesses like typhoid and malaria in the past century. Contagious diseases that…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 37

STEM Jobs: Where Wages Are Going Up »

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new report claiming that there is no STEM worker “shortage” after looking…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 47

A Drop in Mortality is Stale News »

The New York Times reported that a drop in mortality in Massachusetts not seen elsewhere can be attributed to its…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 106

Economic Recovery? Not In This Respect »

This chart shows how many working-age people are productively employed. As you can see, we fell down a hill back…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 34

This Immigration Policy Just Isn't Working »

The 3/10 bars were a set of immigration restrictions created in 1996 intended to discourage illegal immigration. Instead, and since…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 64

Want Better Infrastructure? Help Out the Private Sector »

America needs better infrastructure—but the most powerful way to get it is to slash taxes on business investment, since private…

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by: Cato Institute
views: 210