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Jim Powell

Cato Institute
Senior Fellow
Jim Powell is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He has also conducted work for the Manhattan Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies, Citizens for a Sound Economy, the National Right to Work Committee and Americans for Free Choice in Medicine. Powell is a prodigious author on the history of liberty. Three of his books report findings about the unintended consequences of major presidential policies. He is best known for FDR's Folly, which has been praised by Nobel Laureates Milton Friedman and James M. Buchanan, Harvard historian David Landes and historian Thomas Fleming. Powell has contributed several hundred articles for an unusually broad array of publications and has given talks internationally as well as at Harvard, Stanford and other universities across the United States.