The Cato Institute is a non-profit public policy research foundation that promotes the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. The Institute is named for Cato’s Letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
In 2008, the Cato Institute published the ultimate Antiplanning book, The Best-Laid Plans: How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocketbook, and Your Future. In 2010, it published the ultimate anti-transportation planning book, Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It. In 2012, it published the ultimate anti-urban planning book, American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership.
The Cato Institute has also published many reports written by the Antiplanner, including:
- Paint Is Cheaper than Rails: Why Congress Should Abolish New Starts
- Improving Incentives for Federal Land Managers: The Case for Recreation Fees
- Stopping the Runaway Train: The Case for Privatizing Amtrak
- The Great Streetcar Conspiracy
- Ending Congestion by Refinancing Highways
- Intercity Buses: The Forgotten Mode
- Crony Capitalism and Social Engineering: The Case Against Tax-Increment Financing
- Fixing Transit: The Case for Privatization
- Defining Success: The Case Against Rail Transit
- The Myth of the Compact City: Why Compact Development Is Not the Way to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emission
- How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Bubble
- Getting What You Paid For; Paying for What You Get: Proposals for the Next Transportation Reauthorization
- High-Speed Rail Is Not “Interstate 2.0″
- A Matter of Trust: Why Congress Should Turn Federal Lands into Fiduciary Trusts
- High-Speed Rail: The Wrong Road for America
- Rails Won’t Save America
- Roadmap to Gridlock: The Failure of Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Planning
- Does Rail Transit Save Energy or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
- The Planning Tax: The Case against Regional Growth-Management Planning
- Do You Know the Way to L.A.? San Jose Shows How to Turn an Urban Area into Los Angeles in Three Stressful Decades
- Debunking Portland: The City That Doesn’t Work
- The Perfect Firestorm: Bringing Forest Service Wildfire Costs under Control
- A Desire Named Streetcar: How Federal Subsidies Encourage Wasteful Local Transit Systems
- Smart Growth at the Federal Trough: EPA’s Financing of the Anti-Sprawl Movement (co-authored with Peter Samuel, editor of Tollroads News)
- ISTEA: A Poisonous Brew for American Cities
- Should Congress Transfer Federal Lands to the States?