• • • Cato’s New Leader Dispels Rumors
Jeremy Kolassa, United Liberty Ayn Rand Institute |Capitalism |John Allison | There’s been a bit of a mini-controversy over comments that John Allison, the Cato Institute’s incoming CEO, made at a Q&A session at the Ayn Rand Institute. Allison is an Objectivist, which is not—as some people assume—exactly libertarian. Jeremy Lott reported that these differences emerged at this Q&A session, and some troubling statements were made—namely, that those who disrespected Ayn Rand would find other employment, and about disagreements over foreign policy. The former is troubling; the latter not at all, because Cato is an environment where people are encouraged to have dissident viewpoints.