Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
A limited constitutional government calls for a rules-based, freemarket monetary system, not the topsy-turvy fiat dollar that now exists under central banking. This issue of the Cato Journal examines the case for alternatives to central banking and the reforms needed to move toward free-market money.
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.