Featuring Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
So many Americans are concerned with how “Washington isn’t listening to them,” and candidates like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson are stoking that outrage. But maybe Washington isn’t listening because it is so big that only mobilized special interests have the resources and incentives to pay attention. Maybe big government will never really pay attention to the people. If this is so, then maybe people should stop trying to control each other so much.
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.
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?