Following a status quo election that did little to change the balance of power, what is the real state of our union? Despite tailwinds favoring major tax, budget, immigration, and other reforms, the 113th Congress is poised for a continuing impasse between parties, leaving significant uncertainty over how major policy issues will be resolved. Yet the last election also saw a rise in the libertarian vote and signaled movement on some major issues in a libertarian direction. What is the state of the libertarian movement, and how will libertarian ideas impact public policy in the new year? Join us for a panel discussion of these issues with Cato scholars.
Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
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In this issue of the Cato Journal, economists Geoffrey Black, D. Allen Dalton, Samia Islam, and Aaron Batteen offer one prominent example of allowing the market to work. Also in this issue, economists Jason E. Taylor and Jerry L. Taylor reexamine the relationship between marginal tax rates and U.S. growth, and Robert Krol looks at bias in CBO and OMB economic forecasts.
The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This new ebook examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future.