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.
Americans are finally enjoying an improving economy after years of recession and slow growth. The unemployment rate is dropping, the economy is expanding, and public confidence is rising. Surely our economic crisis is behind us. Or is it? In Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, Cato scholar Michael D. Tanner examines the growing national debt and its dire implications for our future and explains why a looming financial meltdown may be far worse than anyone expects.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is the philosophy of freedom,” Cato’s David Boaz writes in his book, The Libertarian Mind. “It is the indispensable framework for the future.” And as the new report demonstrates, the Cato Institute, thanks largely to the generosity of our Sponsors, is leading the charge to apply this framework across the policy spectrum.
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.