Featuring Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel, Epstein, Becker & Green; and Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; with a response from Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, 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 Gary Wolfram, George Munson Professor of Political Economy, Hillsdale College; Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Krista Kafer, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation; and moderated by Neal McCluskey, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
College tuition has been skyrocketing for decades, and no end is in sight. In the name of keeping college within reach of low-and middle-income families, the federal government provides many financial aid programs. Ironically, federal aid keeps tuition high by enabling colleges and universities to constantly raise prices. Reducing federal aid would force tuition down and stimulate increases in private-sector college assistance. Please join us for a briefing on how, with the Higher Education Act due to be reauthorized this year, Congress has the opportunity to help college-bound students by reducing federal tuition aid.