Featuring Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
So many Americans are concerned with how “Washington isn’t listening to them,” and candidates like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson are stoking that outrage. But maybe Washington isn’t listening because it is so big that only mobilized special interests have the resources and incentives to pay attention. Maybe big government will never really pay attention to the people. If this is so, then maybe people should stop trying to control each other so much.
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
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.
Is the Grass Really Greener? A Look at International Health Care Systems
Featuring Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair, Harvard Business School, and Hugh Waters, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
While many sing the praises of national health care in other countries, a closer look shows that nearly every system is struggling with problems of rising cost and lack of access to care. Still, as the United States looks to reform its health care system, are there lessons that we can learn from other countries? What do national health care systems do well? What are their problems? Please join our panelists to examine how the United States can learn from other countries’ health care experiences and avoid their mistakes.