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 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.