Featuring David Walker, Former Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.
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 Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Andrew Coulson, Cato Institute, and Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute.
The No Child Left Behind Act is up for reauthorization, and, supporters’ rhetoric to the contrary, it has failed to live up to its promises. A new Cato Institute study documents the facts: NCLB does not improve academic achievement, fails to deliver meaningful parental choice, and impedes truly effective reforms, all while costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year.
Please join Rep. Scott Garrett, whose LEARN Act offers a promising first step toward truly effective education reform, along with study authors Neal McCluskey and Andrew Coulson, as they discuss the rationale for ending NCLB and chart a better way forward based on U.S. and international research.