Featuring David Walker, Former Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.
For libertarians, the basic unit of social analysis is the individual. Individuals are, in all cases, the source and foundation of creativity, activity, and society. In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato scholar David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, explains the roles and rights of individuals in a free society, and cautions against a vision of a world in which individuals have no way to cooperate with others except through the state.
The main impediment to the resolution of environmental policy disputes may be the unwillingness of the participants to accept any definition of initial property rights. Instead they prefer to use the political system to engage in continuous wealth and property rights disputes.
Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses, have given rise to a growing libertarian movement in our country – with a greater focus on individual liberty and less government power. David Boaz’s newly released The Libertarian Mind is a comprehensive guide to the history, philosophy, and growth of the libertarian movement, with incisive analyses of today’s most pressing issues and policies.
Featuring: CC Goldwater, Granddaughter of Barry Goldwater; Producer, Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater; Editor, The Conscience of a Conservative (Princeton University Press edition, 2007). Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, Heritage Foundation; Press Secretary, Goldwater for President; Author, Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution. Franklin Foer, Editor, The New Republic. Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute; Precinct Captain, Berkeley, Calif., Goldwater for President.
Barry Goldwater was the first political leader of modern conservatism and the father of the modern Republican Party. Once derided as a relic of the 18th century or worse, today his legacy is claimed by conservatives, libertarians, and even liberals. Who was the real Barry Goldwater? What did he stand for? What is his legacy? Please join us for clips from his granddaughter’s HBO film, coming out in July on DVD, the release of a new Princeton University Press edition of The Conscience of a Conservative, and some vigorous discussion.