Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
Is a New Era in Monetary Policy upon Us?
A Cato Policy Forum Conducted by the Shadow Open Market Committee
Featuring Shadow Open Market Committee members: Charles Plosser, Cochair;
Gregory Hess;Bennett McCallum;Anna J. Schwartz, Cochair; Lee Hoskins;Alan Stockman; and Mickey Levy.
The Greenspan era is coming to an end, and President Bush has nominated Dr. Ben Bernanke to become the next chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Will we see a new approach to monetary policy and, if so, what might be the consequences? What challenges will the new chairman face? Is inflation a problem? What are the plusses and minuses of inflation targeting? If the Fed decides to target inflation explicitly, what kind of flexibilities should be considered; also, what measure of inflation should it choose? How should the Fed become more transparent? In addition, the committee will discuss other important economic issues that may influence future monetary policy, including such topics as trade and exchange rate issues and fiscal policy.