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.
Just as we defend a person’s right to say what he pleases, which is not the same as defending what he says, so too here we can defend a person’s right to discriminate on the basis of his religious beliefs without defending those beliefs or the actions they may require of a believer.
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 author, Neal McCluskey, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute, with comments by
Michael Petrilli, Vice President, National Programs and Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, and moderated by
David Hoff, Associate Editor, Education Week.
Congress is working to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, and prospects for meaningful reform are poor. Most proposals call for a nip here and a tuck there, but little else. That won’t do, according to Cato education analyst Neal McCluskey’s new book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples and Compromises American Education. After examining Washington’s education track record and the largely forgotten history of American schooling, McCluskey concludes that only two things — ceasing federal education involvement and implementing universal school choice — can get our kids the education they need. Please join us for a discussion of this controversial thesis and what must be done to truly leave no child behind.