Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Think Tank Fact of the Day: Think Tank Names

  • Cato Institute is named after Cato's Letters, essays by British writers John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, first published in the early 1700s under the pseudonym of Cato (also known as Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, or Cato the Younger; 95-45 BC), the foe of Julius Caesar and a champion of republican principles.
  • Mercatus Center, another libertarian think tank, gets its name from the Latin Word meaning "markets."