Featuring A. Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; and Erik Goepner, Doctoral student in public policy, George Mason University; with comments by Betsy Woodruff, Politics Reporter, The Daily Beast; Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Aaron Schumacher, Director, International, Foreign Policy Group, and Senior Vice President, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, 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.
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 not just a framework for utopia,” 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.
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.