Strange goings-on with the CATO institute and the Koch Brothers.
1. Coverage in the NYT Economix blog, with a rather strained tie to the new book by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson.
2. Former CATOite Brink Lindsey with a guest post at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.
3. CATO's own page on the issue, which includes relevant legal documents.
I am not qualified to speak to the legal issues, and my connections, such as they are, are all with the Reason Foundation rather than CATO, but I would certainly prefer that CATO stay independent and libertarian rather than being swallowed up in the social conservative policy borg.
Hat tip on item 1: Ken Troske
Addendum: Will Wilkinson, working out some residual irritation.
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