Featuring Bill Richardson, co-chair of the ACAlliance; formerly Governor of New Mexico, Secretary of Energy, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Jim Gilmore, 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, and former Governor of Virginia; Ruben Navarrette, Jr., syndicated columnist and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors; Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Matthew Kolken, Managing Partner of the immigration law firm of Kolken & Kolken, and the author of the Deportation and Removal Blog; Richard Boswell, Associate Dean for Global Programs, University of California Hastings College of Law; Erika Lee, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota; Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center; Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration, Center for American Progress; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is the philosophy of freedom,” Cato’s David Boaz writes in his book, The Libertarian Mind. “It is the indispensable framework for the future.” And as the new report demonstrates, the Cato Institute, thanks largely to the generosity of our Sponsors, is leading the charge to apply this framework across the policy spectrum.
Bush and Kerry: Comparing Their Economic Platforms
Featuring Gary Hufbauer, Reginald Jones
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Dan Griswold, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
With the 2004 presidential campaign in full swing, Senator John Kerry is focusing on promises to strengthen the U.S. economy. The Democratic candidate has proposed a three-pronged approach to boosting the U.S. job market: changing the individual and corporate tax structures, expanding spending programs, and rethinking the government’s stance on international trade. Would Kerry’s policies strengthen the U.S. economy or damage it? How do his proposals differ from President Bush’s? If elected, would Kerry be able to get his platform through Congress? Please join us as our panel discusses the Bush and Kerry tax, spending, and trade plans.