Featuring A. Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; and Erik Goepner, Doctoral student in public policy, George Mason University; with comments by Betsy Woodruff, Politics Reporter, The Daily Beast; Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Aaron Schumacher, Director, International, Foreign Policy Group, and Senior Vice President, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, 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.
Americans are finally enjoying an improving economy after years of recession and slow growth. The unemployment rate is dropping, the economy is expanding, and public confidence is rising. Surely our economic crisis is behind us. Or is it? In Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, Cato scholar Michael D. Tanner examines the growing national debt and its dire implications for our future and explains why a looming financial meltdown may be far worse than anyone expects.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is not just a framework for utopia,” 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.
Calm before the Storm? Developments in U.S. Trade Remedy Laws
Featuring Rep. Phil English (R-PA);
David Hartquist, Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws;
Vinson and Elkins, LLP; and
Daniel Ikenson, Cato Institute.
Initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty cases in the United States has been declining in recent years. A strong domestic economy, globalized production and supply chains, and the emergence of sustained growth abroad have all been offered as partial explanations for that trend.
But if legislation introduced in this Congress becomes law, there could be a resurgence in the use of trade remedies. The Nonmarket Economy Trade Remedy Act (H.R. 1229) and the Trade Law Reform Act (H.R. 708) both purport to expand the access of domestic industries to the trade remedy laws. What are the implications of the proposed changes?