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The Cato Institute: Today's “Flock-Fleecer” Award Winner

 
Congratulations to….
 
The Cato Institute
San Diego’s Fleece-Flocker” Award Winner
 
 
The Cato Institute laughingly claims to be a nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.
 
The Tables at the end of this article set forth numerous examples of “fleece flocking” by the Cato Institute. In some instances, Cato’s markups are in excess of 1,000 percent when compared with the costs of the same books at Amazon. The prices listed are current as of May 25, 2013.
 
Here we have yet another so-called right-wing think-tank that claims it represents the Family Values crowd, Born Again Christians and fiscal conservatives.
 
Apparently, the Cato Institute and the hacks it employs are more than happy to fleece the thousands of suckers that pay exorbitant prices for the books they hawk.
 
The most disturbing aspect of this unconscionable gouging is the fact that the enormous profits realized by Cato are not taxable. Therefore, those folks on the left who are fodder for Cato’s incessant attacks have the privilege of making up for the taxes Cato avoids.
 
Isn’t America a Great Country?
 
Table I
Cato Institute - $20.00 + markups
Title
Author
Amazon
Cato
Savings
Social Security and its discontents – HC
Tanner
$2.05
$29.95
+ $27.90
Saving environment from Washington – HC
Schoenbrod
$3.97
$28.00
+ $24.03
Just get out of the way – HC
Anderson
$1.75
$24.95
+ $23.20
America’s coming war with China – HC
Carpenter
$4.00
$26.95
+ $22.95
Meltdown: Distortion Global Warming – HC
Michaels
$2.00
$24.95
+ $22.95
Struggle to limit government – HC
Samples
$2.00
$24.95
+ $22.95
American Nightmare: Home ownership – HC
O’Toole
$3.37
$25.95
+ $22.58
The Korean Conundrum – HC
Carpenter
$4.95
$26.95
+ $22.00
Sandstorm: Policy failure Middle East – HC
Hadar
$4.44
$24.95
+ $20.51
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table II
Cato Institute - $15.00 - $19.00 markups
Title
Author
Amazon
Cato
Savings
Reclaiming the mainstream – HC
Kennedy
$5.00
$24.95
+ $19.95
The politics of freedom – HC
Boaz
$5.00
$22.95
+ $18.95
The marketplace of democracy – PB
Samples
$4.02
$22.95
+ $18.93
Gridlock: Why we’re stuck – HC
O’Toole
$6.80
$24.95
+ $18.15
Climate Coup: Global Warming – HC
Michaels
$7.50
$24.95
+ $17.45
The beautiful Tree – HC
Tooley
$6.01
$19.95
+ $16.85
In defense of Global Capitalism – HC
Norberg
$6.37
$22.95
+ $16.58
Half life: Policy rationales – PB
Foldvary
$3.65
$20.00
+ $16.35
Shifting superpowers – HC
Sieff
$1.00
$16.95
+ $15.95
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table III
Cato Institute - $11.00 - $15.00 markups
Title
Author
Amazon
Cato
Savings
Poverty and Progress – HC
Lal
$10.49
$24.95
+ $14.46
The fire next door – HC
Galen
$10.79
$24.95
+ $14.16
In the name of justice – HC
Lynch
$ 6.48
$19.95
+ $13.47
Cornerstone of Liberty – CD
Sandefur
$22.68
$36.00
+ $13.32
Education freedom: urban America – HC
Salisbury
$ 1.48
$14.50
+ $13.02
Cowboy capitalism – HC
Gersemann
$ 2.00
$14.95
+ $12.95
Global Tax Revolution – HB
Edwards
$ 2.00
$14.95
+ $12.95
Meltdown: Distortion Global Warming – PB
Michaels
$ 4.01
$16.95
+ $12.94
The right to earn a living – HC
Sandefur
$13.06
$25.95
+ $12.89
David Hammer’s Activist Judiciary – HC
Bolick
$ 1.00
$12.95
+ $11.95
False promise of green energy – HC
Meiners
$14.16
$25.95
+ $11.79
Shakedown – HC
Levy
$ 3.32
$14.95
+ $11.63
The best laid plans – HC
O’Toole
$ 3.60
$14.95
+ $11.35
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
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