Featuring Ned Mamula, Petroleum Geologist, formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals Management Service, and the Central Intelligence Agency; moderated by Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, 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 Tom Miller, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Jeff Lemieux, Senior Economist, Progressive Policy Institute.
Seniors complain about lack of Medicare coverage for prescription drugs. Advocates for the uninsured insist on new subsidies for insurance coverage. Everyone says health care costs too much. So what else is new? Will this year’s round of congressional reform proposals diagnose the real problems and help fix them? Cato and PPI scholars will offer two distinctive critiques of conventional efforts to reform the maladies of Medicare and our overall health care system and prescribe new therapies to treat those maladies.