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 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.
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.