Featuring David Walker, Former Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.
For libertarians, the basic unit of social analysis is the individual. Individuals are, in all cases, the source and foundation of creativity, activity, and society. In the new issue of Cato Policy Report, Cato scholar David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom, explains the roles and rights of individuals in a free society, and cautions against a vision of a world in which individuals have no way to cooperate with others except through the state.
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 Dan Griswold, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; William C. Lane, Washington Director, Governmental Affairs for Caterpillar, Inc.; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
After years of delays, Congress will likely soon consider free-trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. Critics say the agreements expose U.S. workers to unfair competition, while supporters say the agreements will expand trade, level the playing field, and create well-paying jobs in U.S. export industries. William Lane, a representative of one of America’s most successful multinational exporters, will join Dan Griswold, a Cato trade expert, to discuss the benefits of trade and the economics and politics of the three pending free-trade agreements.