Featuring Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; David Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Jason Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, 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 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.