Featuring Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; David Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Jason Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
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 Ian Spencer, Partner and CTO, Red Edge (@ispencer); Peter Tariche, Applications Developer, Generation Opportunity (@petrosantoni); and Peter Ildefonso IV, Web and Database Programmer, Leadership Institute (@PeteIldefonso); Moderated by Kat Murti, Digital Marketing Manager, Cato Institute (@KatMurti).
The advent of wearable tech creates huge new opportunities for liberty advocates to engage in innovative strategies for changing policy. At the same time, the inherently invasive nature of the technology invites a number of serious privacy and legal concerns. Google Glass has particularly stirred up controversy, with several high profile confrontations between users and skeptics making national headlines. How can this exciting technology best be used to advance liberty, without harming individual rights to privacy?
Join three freedom fighters doing hands-on work with Google Glass for a live-streamed lunchtime presentation, followed by a private Q&A session.
Come prepared to share your own experiences and join in the discussion with other digital strategy and new and social media professionals. You can also follow along the conversation on Twitter using #NewMediaLunch.