The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded in 1976 and located in Washington, DC. Some critics believe that Cato isn’t truly libertarian enough and is too statist, supporting a large federal government.
The Cato Institute nickname of “Stato Institute” has been cited in print since at least October 2007. “Stato” has benn used on the LewRockwell.com Blog and by followers of Ron Paul.
Wikipedia: Cato Institute
The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Murray Rothbard, Ed Crane and Charles Koch, in July 1976 the name was changed to the Cato Institute.
The Institute’s stated mission is “to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace. The Institute will use the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote, and disseminate applicable policy proposals that create free, open, and civil societies in the United States and throughout the world.”
Re: Cato To Host Ben Bernanke
Posted by Laurence Vance on October 3, 2007 02:35 PM
Cato To Host Ben Bernanke? No wonder it has been called the Stato Institute.
re: Cato to Host Ben Bernanke
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on October 3, 2007 04:29 PM
In defense of the “Stato Institute,” as some are calling it, they do seem to be moderating their stance on keynote speakers at their conferences. They held a conference in Moscow several years ago and Putin was the keynoter.
Unfortunately, “Stato” doesn’t seem to have had any more success with Putin than it has had with his counterparts in D.C.
Good Reason for Libertarians to Not Support Fred Thompson
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on November 22, 2007 04:02 PM
He’s the preferred candidate of the STATO Institute.
Reason Hit & Run Blog
Thoughts on Ron Paul
Nick Gillespie | January 8, 2008
L.R.|1.8.08 @ 4:20PM
Oh, and the “STATO Institute.” Wit in the tradition of Mencken, ‘tis.
Ron Paul Liberty Forums
04-23-2008 05:22 AM
kochtopus. I see somebody read that LRC article yesterday on the STATO Institute’s disdain for Rothbard
In response to Bradley where do you see any “pissing matches” from the Mises Institute? I pretty much believe they ALL support free market banking if they are anarcho-capitalists but Rothbard clearly points out that in a free market system the de facto standard tends to become gold. They call it the STATO Institute for a reason but it might be a good bridge to get neocons over from keynesianism over to becoming an austrian.
Ron Paul 2012 Forums
01-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Well, there is a long running battle between the Lew Rockwell/Mises/Rothdardians and the Cato/Reason crowd. Lew Rockwell calls the Beltwaytarians.
I’m no big fan of (St)ATO either, but they are far from “right wing extremists”.
If anything they are as Establishment as any other DC think tank.
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:14 pm
If you want to ask a question about “Beltwaytarians” (or “[T]Reason” or “the Stato Institute” or any other brilliant witticisms), send it in.
I was also dropped as a Cato adjunct scholar
Posted by Walter Block on March 5, 2012 03:53 PM
Tom, I don’t like to brag, but I’m in good company with you and Ralph. I, too, was once an adjunct scholar of the Stato Institute, and was also dropped from that august perch. Ah, the agony of being shunned by those beltway types.
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The CATO institute is sometimes referred to as the STATO institute by hardcore anti-statists
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