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 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.