Featuring Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.
So many Americans are concerned with how “Washington isn’t listening to them,” and candidates like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson are stoking that outrage. But maybe Washington isn’t listening because it is so big that only mobilized special interests have the resources and incentives to pay attention. Maybe big government will never really pay attention to the people. If this is so, then maybe people should stop trying to control each other so much.
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.
Featuring Sen. Richard Lugar, (R-IN), and Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Which members of Congress most consistently support the freedom of Americans to trade and invest in the global economy – free of market-distorting subsidies and barriers? A dynamic new Cato web feature, “Free Trade, Free Markets,” will allow users to search more than a decade of votes to answer that and other questions about how members have voted on trade. Cato trade scholar Daniel Griswold will demonstrate the new trade tool and reveal who in Congress deserves the title of “Free Trader.” Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), one of the Senate’s most distinguished and consistent supporters of free trade, will offer remarks on the prospects for trade legislation in the 110th Congress and beyond.