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.
Americans are finally enjoying an improving economy after years of recession and slow growth. The unemployment rate is dropping, the economy is expanding, and public confidence is rising. Surely our economic crisis is behind us. Or is it? In Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, Cato scholar Michael D. Tanner examines the growing national debt and its dire implications for our future and explains why a looming financial meltdown may be far worse than anyone expects.
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.
Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and Trade Representative;
Former U.S. Representative (D-CA);
Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics;
Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute
A U.S. proposal to reduce global farm subsidies and trade barriers has breathed life back into global trade talks on the eve of an important World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong in December. Reducing those barriers will be the key to a successful Doha Round of trade negotiations in the WTO. A Cato Policy Forum will examine the prospects for meaningful agricultural trade reform at home and abroad, and discuss the potential benefits for American consumers, producers, taxpayers, and farmers. The event will highlight two recent studies from the Cato Institute and the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) on the opportunities to expand markets for farm products.