Featuring Dov S. Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy.
In the new issue of Regulation, economist Pierre Lemieux argues that the recent oil price decline is at least partly the result of increased supply from the extraction of shale oil. The increased supply allows the economy to produce more goods, which benefits some people, if not all of them. Thus, contrary to some commentary in the press, cheaper oil prices cannot harm the economy as a whole.
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 the co-authors, Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union, and Dina Temple-Raston.
In a new book, In Defense of Our America, the executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero, and journalist Dina Temple-Raston claim that the legal protections set forth in the Bill of Rights are eroding in the age of terror. Against the backdrop of post-9/11 America, the authors go behind the scenes of some of the most important civil liberties cases in recent years. From the story of the “American Taliban” to the battle against the National Security Agency’s warrantless spying program, Romero and Temple-Raston track a roster of legal battles concerning the rights of individuals suspected of terrorism. The authors also discuss civil liberties skirmishes beyond the war on terrorism, such as a modern-day Scopes trial in Dover, Pennsylvania. Join us for a discussion about the proper role of government in a free society.