Featuring Ned Mamula, Petroleum Geologist, formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Management Service, and the Central Intelligence Agency; moderated by Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.
For libertarians, the basic unit of social analysis is the individual. Individuals are, in all cases, the source and foundation of creativity, activity, and society. In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato scholar David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, explains the roles and rights of individuals in a free society, and cautions against a vision of a world in which individuals have no way to cooperate with others except through the state.
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 Rep. Margaret Dayton, Utah State House of Representatives, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Thomas B. Fordham Foundation; Nina Rees, U.S. Department of Education; and Larry Uzzell, Author, NCLB: The Dangers of Centralized Education Policy
New U.S. education secretary Margaret Spellings has spent her first months coping with an unprecedented, bipartisan revolt by state education officials against the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Recent events in Utah, Texas, and Connecticut suggest that some states may be willing to opt out of NCLB if the law isn’t changed, but the Bush administration does not plan to consider legislative changes before the law’s reauthorization in 2007. How will this crisis be resolved? How should it be resolved? Is the No Child Left Behind Act the streamlined reform promised, or is it the regulatory nightmare some states claim it to be? Join our panel of experts as they debate the future of American education reform.