Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
A limited constitutional government calls for a rules-based, freemarket monetary system, not the topsy-turvy fiat dollar that now exists under central banking. This issue of the Cato Journal examines the case for alternatives to central banking and the reforms needed to move toward free-market money.
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 the author Scott Rasmussen, Founder and President, Rasmussen Reports; with comments by Sean Trende, Senior Elections Analyst, RealClearPolitics; and Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst, Washington Examiner; moderated by Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
For years, political observers have blamed voters for Washington’s failure to balance the budget and reform entitlements, claiming that voters support a balanced budget in the abstract, but are unwilling to support the types of cuts actually needed to achieve that balance. But, in his new book, leading political pollster Scott Rasmussen says that Americans are willing to support the necessary changes if politicians provide the leadership required. Drawing on a comprehensive review of history, revelatory budgetary documents, and enlightening public opinion polls, Rasmussen lays out a step-by-step budget that could wipe out trillions of dollars from the national debt.