Featuring Dov S. Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy.
In the new issue of Regulation, economist Pierre Lemieux argues that the recent oil price decline is at least partly the result of increased supply from the extraction of shale oil. The increased supply allows the economy to produce more goods, which benefits some people, if not all of them. Thus, contrary to some commentary in the press, cheaper oil prices cannot harm the economy as a whole.
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 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.