Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The Cato Institute has released its 2015 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. The thousands of individuals who contribute to Cato are passionate about freedom and committed to ensuring that future generations enjoy the blessings of liberty, unencumbered by an overreaching state that seeks to control their lives. This is Cato’s optimistic vision for the future, and it would be unimaginable without the Institute’s longstanding partnership with its Sponsors. We will continue our diligence and dedication to seeing this vision realized.
The Worm in the Apple: How the Teacher Unions Are Destroying American Education
Featuring the author, Peter Brimelow; with comments by Jay Mathews, Washington Post.
The state of public education has been on the center stage of political discussion in America for years. There is widespread agreement that our school system needs a massive dose of innovation and reform. In his new book, Peter Brimelow argues that no educational reforms, however worthy, can work unless something is done about a central problem in the system: the teacher unions. Equating modern teacher unions with the monopolies and trusts that dominated headlines a century ago, The Worm in the Apple exposes teacher unions as a parasite that feeds off the school system. Brimelow paints an alarming picture of the vested interests that have damaged our nation’s schools and offers a clarion call to rescue both teachers and students from the grip of an outdated, overgrown bureaucracy. He will also outline his prescription for changing the situation. Jay Mathews will provide his perspective and critique of Brimelow’s book.