Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
In Defense of Free Capital Markets: The Case against a New International Financial Architecture
Featuring the author David DeRosa, Yale University School of Management, with comments by Andrew Berg, International Monetary Fund; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University.
Have the lessons of the 1990s financial crises in Asia and elsewhere been learned? The recent fall of the Turkish currency-soon after the International Monetary Fund arranged a $10 billion bailout-suggests that the answer is no. In his new book, David DeRosa explains how currency crises are caused and why financial officials should not be given even more power to regulate capital markets. Countries must move away from politically managed exchange rates that have been a principal source of financial turmoil in emerging markets. Andrew Berg and Steve Hanke will provide comments on DeRosa’s book and on the significance of the spread of floating and fully fixed currencies around the world. All three speakers will discuss what role, if any, the IMF would have in a world where exchange-rate policies were consistent with the free market.