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 position papers from Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, “The Great Contraction 1929–1933: Are There Parallels to the Current Crisis?”; Charles Calomiris, Columbia University,
“The Dos and Don’ts of Financial Regulatory Reform” and “TALF and PPIP: Will they Work to Unclog the Financial Plumbing?”; Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University, “We Need an Accord for Fed Credit Policy”; Mickey Levy, Bank of America, “What’s in Worse Shape, the Economy or Fiscal Policy?”; Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Mellon University, “China, the U.S. Dollar, and SDRs”; and Anna Schwartz, NBER, “Boundaries Between the Fed and the Treasury”; Moderated by Gregory Hess, Claremont McKenna College.