Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
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.
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 Youssef Boutros Ghali, Minister of Finance, Egypt.
In 2004 Egypt began introducing economic reforms intended to increase trade, facilitate doing business, and promote growth. Those reforms have included floating the Egyptian pound, slashing corporate and personal income taxes by 50 percent, customs and investment reforms, and partial privatizations. Finance Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali will discuss Egypt’s liberalization agenda, including recent constitutional amendments affecting economic policy and its impact on Egypt and the region.