Featuring William P. Ruger, Vice President of Policy and Research, Charles Koch Institute; Jason Sorens, Lecturer, Department of Government, Dartmouth College; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
Unconventional monetary policy—characterized by “zero interest rate policy” (ZIRP) and “quantitative easing” (QE), along with macro-prudential regulation—has increased the power of central banks in the United States, Japan, and Europe. In the new issue of Cato Journal, contributors revisit the thinking behind unconventional monetary policy and the “new monetary framework,” make the case for transparent monetary rules versus foggy discretion, and point to the distortions generated by ultra-low interest rates and preferential credit allocation.
Either allow spending to grow on autopilot, which would mean a return to trillion dollar-plus deficits within eight years. Or limit spending so it grows at the rate of inflation, which would balance the budget in eight years.
When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper’s culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century. In The Tyranny of Silence, Flemming Rose provides a personal account of an event that has shaped the debate about what it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how to coexist in a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
Government 2.0: Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock, and Enhance Democracy
Featuring the author, William Eggers,
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, with comments by Robert Atkinson,
Vice President, Progressive Policy Institute, Stephen Slivinski, Director of Budget Studies, Cato Institute, and moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Technology is altering the behavior and mission of federal agencies as well as city halls, statehouses, and schools across America. From transportation to education to law enforcement, the digital revolution is transforming government and politics by slashing bureaucracies, improving services, and producing innovative solutions to some of our nation’s thorniest problems. It’s changing the terms of the left-versus-right political debate and offering ordinary people access to more and more information and individual influence. Based on interviews with more than 500 leading politicians, researchers, technology industry leaders, futurists, and public employees, Government 2.0 journeys across America and overseas to illustrate the promise and perils of this emerging world.