Michael F. Cannon

Michael F. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies. Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare, and the Second Amendment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American government (B.A.) from the University of Virginia, and master’s degrees in economics (M.A.) and law & economics (J.M.) from George Mason University.


John Lewis, Libertarian Hero

by Michael F. Cannon on Jan 21, 2020

Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.


Health Care

by Michael F. Cannon on Aug 15, 2008

While health care is valuable, it is best planned and organized by the free market, not imposed by paternalistic governments.

Video Collection

Should Libertarians Vote?

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Jason Kuznicki, Jim Harper, & Michael F. Cannon on Nov 9, 2016

Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus debate Jim Harper and Michael Cannon on the merits of voting.