Featuring David Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute; Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National Association of Tactical Officers; and Cheye Calvo, Mayor, Berwyn Heights, Maryland; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
It is now well known that the IRS targeted tea party organizations. What is less well known, but perhaps even more scandalous, is that the IRS also targeted those who would educate their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution.
In Bootleggers & Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics, economists Bruce Yandle and Adam Smith explain how money and morality are often combined in politics to produce arbitrary regulations benefiting cronies, while constraining productive economic activities by the general public.
Featuring Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review; and Mike Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
After a year dominated by budget battles, the NSA spying scandal, and the meltdown of Obamacare, the libertarian message is more relevant than ever to federal policy debates. Join us as Cato scholars discuss the current state of the union in relation to fiscal policy, health care, high-profile Supreme Court cases, and the use and abuse of executive power.