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 author, Lanny Ebenstein, with comments by Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of History, Catholic University, Author, Adam Smith in His Time and Ours.
F. A. Hayek was born in Vienna on May 8, 1899. The New Yorker wrote recently, “It is hardly an exaggeration to refer to the twentieth century as the Hayek century.” Former Yale University president Benno Schmidt says, “Hayek has become a pivotal figure for me – his thought in fact dominates economic and public policy thinking in the United States today.” While that may be, alas, an exaggeration, Hayek is certainly one of the greatest thinkers of modern times. And now he has the full-length biography he deserves. Please join us to hear Alan Ebenstein, coauthor of Great Political Thinkers: Plato to the Present and Today’s Isms: Socialism, Capitalism, Fascism, Communism, and Libertarianism, and Jerry Z. Muller discuss Hayek’s life and work on his 102nd birthday.