Featuring Dov S. Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy.
In the new issue of Regulation, economist Pierre Lemieux argues that the recent oil price decline is at least partly the result of increased supply from the extraction of shale oil. The increased supply allows the economy to produce more goods, which benefits some people, if not all of them. Thus, contrary to some commentary in the press, cheaper oil prices cannot harm the economy as a whole.
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 editor and chief author Ejaz Ghani, Economic Advisor, South Asia Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank; with comments by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute and columnist for the Times of India; moderated by Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
South Asia, especially India, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports. Challenging the “iron law” of development that industrialization is the only route to rapid growth, Ejaz Ghani explores the revolutionary opportunities that the globalization of services opens up for developing countries. Swami Aiyar will question how deep the service revolution is, and whether it can be replicated widely. What exactly is a service revolution and what has contributed to it? Are services as dynamic as manufacturing? Why have some countries succeeded and others failed? What can we learn from the experiences of India, China, and other South Asian countries? Join us as we discuss this timely and provocative book.