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URL:http://www.cato.org


Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1977.

General Description: The Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.

Annual Budget: USD 14 million (2002)

Staff: 98

Executive Officers:
Mr. CRANE, Edward H. (President and CEO)
Mr. BOAZ, David (Executive Vice President)
Mr. ERICKSON, William (Vice President for Finance and Administration)
Dr. NISKANEN, William (Chairman)
Mr. POLLOCK, Richard (Vice President of Communications)

Public Relations:
Mr. POLLOCK, Richard (Vice President of Communications)
Ms. SEVERN, Susan (Marketing Director)
Mr. DUBOIS, Wyatt (Senior Manager of Media Relations)

(As of November, 2004)

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