Featuring Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; David Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Jason Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
For libertarians, the basic unit of social analysis is the individual. Individuals are, in all cases, the source and foundation of creativity, activity, and society. In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato scholar David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, explains the roles and rights of individuals in a free society, and cautions against a vision of a world in which individuals have no way to cooperate with others except through the state.
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 Sally Pipes, Author, Miracle Cure: How to Solve America’s Health Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn’t the Answer (Pacific Research Institute, 2004); John Goodman,
Coauthor, Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance around the World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004); with comments by Jeff Lemieux,
Executive Director, Centrists.org; and Robert Kuttner, Cofounder and Coeditor, The American Prospect.
Rising health care costs and a growing number of Americans without health insurance are making health care reform a defining issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Two new books by leading advocates of health care reform argue that free markets are a better answer than government-run health care. National Center for Policy Analysis president John Goodman debunks misperceptions about government-run health care systems around the world. Pacific Research Institute president Sally Pipes explains why neither the U.S. system nor the Canadian system is perfect and offers solutions to improve both. Comments will be provided by scholars from different viewpoints: Jeff Lemieux and Robert Kuttner.