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 Hon. Bob Barr, Former Member of Congress (R-GA); Gene Healy, Senior Editor, Cato Institute; and David Klinger, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been taking on more domestic security responsibilities. Fighter jets patrol the skies over U.S. cities, and there have been temporary troop deployments in the airports and on the Canadian and Mexican borders. The Pentagon has also shown a disturbing interest in high-tech surveillance of American citizens. What is the proper role of the military in homeland security? Is it time to relax or tighten the legal restrictions governing the use of soldiers in domestic policing? Please join us for a panel discussion that will explore these issues.