Nicole Kurokawa

Nicole Kurokawa works at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.

Bottled Water Blues


Chicago’s impending bottled water tax has thrown the city into an uproar. A group of politicians, including Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., staged their own version of the Boston Tea Party, by pouring bottled water into the Chicago River. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association, the Illinois Food Retailers Association, and other groups are threatening to challenge […]

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Time for a Change


The November 2006 elections were a resounding defeat of the Republican Party, attributed by many to an overzealous, entrenched government that overstepped its mandate to govern. Today’s city election offers Chicagoans the opportunity to send the same message to their City Council members, who have similarly betrayed them. From a nanny state standpoint, Chicago has […]

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