Featuring David Walker, Former Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.
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 Bjørn Lomborg, Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Aarhus,
Author, The Skeptical Environmentalist, and Editor, Global Crises, Global Solutions; and moderated by Jerry Taylor, Director of Natural Resource Studies, Cato Institute
How should governments prioritize responses to the most serious problems facing the world today, such as climate change, communicable diseases, armed conflicts, malnutrition, and hunger? Bjørn Lomborg, author of the controversial bestseller The Skeptical Environmentalist, answers that question in his new book Global Crises, Global Solutions. The book is a product of “The Copenhagen Consensus,” an effort sponsored by Denmark’s National Environmental Assessment Institute. Its purpose was to bring together some of the most respected scholars in the world to map out a path toward positive global change. Professor Lomborg, who served as director of the project, will report what “the best and the brightest” concluded.