Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
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.
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 the authors Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida; and Clint Bolick, Director, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, Goldwater Institute; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick argue in their new book that the three broad components of immigration reform — better immigration enforcement, a lawful pathway for future migrants, and the legalization of current unauthorized immigrants — must work together to produce a viable immigration policy. Our immigration law is 60 years old and has been patched over so many times that it is hopelessly complex and contradictory. Recent reform attempts have failed both because of lack of political courage and a refusal to scrap the current system in favor of one that meets our growing immigration needs in the 21st century, they argue. Immigration reform must produce an easily enforceable law that allows the world’s best, brightest, and most industrious a chance to contribute to the American economy.