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 Diane Ravitch, New York University; Frank Wang, Saxon Publishers; and Stephen Driesler, Association of American Publishers.
In The Language Police author Diane Ravitch makes it clear that the process by which textbooks are adopted in the United States is hyper-politicized, and children are suffering as a result. Interest groups on both the left and the right have huge impacts on what does – or more often does not – go into textbooks, rendering them devoid of quality content. This is especially true in huge markets like California and Texas, where textbooks are adopted at the state level. Moreover, despite the disappearance of good content, textbooks keep getting bigger; children have to lug them in heavy backpacks or cart them around in pieces of wheeled luggage. How did this happen? More important, what can be done to fix it? Please join us as we address both those questions in a serious discussion about textbooks in American schools.