Featuring Amir A. Nasr, Author, My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind—and Doubt Freed My Soul (St. Martin’s Press, 2013); with comments by Suad Ad., Researcher, Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies, Morocco; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is the philosophy of freedom,” Cato’s David Boaz writes in his book, The Libertarian Mind. “It is the indispensable framework for the future.” And as the new report demonstrates, the Cato Institute, thanks largely to the generosity of our Sponsors, is leading the charge to apply this framework across the policy spectrum.
Too Big To Save? How to Fix The U.S. Financial System
Featuring the author, Robert Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; with comments by Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; and Phillip Swagel, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.
Mortgage defaults, together with excessive debt and ineffective regulation, ultimately led to a major financial crisis in the United States. But how exactly did a steep drop in U.S. housing prices result in a severe financial crisis throughout the world? How did actions of the U.S. government impact the crisis? And what actions should be taken to resolve this financial crisis and help prevent others from happening? In Too Big To Save? Robert Pozen, former vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and current lecturer at the Harvard Business School, takes on these questions and others.