April 19, 2012

Free Market Fairness

Free Market Fairness

Featuring author John Tomasi, Brown University; with comments by John Hasnas, Georgetown University; moderated by John Samples, Cato Institute.

April 4, 2012

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Featuring the coauthor Daron Acemoglu, Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; with comments by Karla Hoff, Senior Research Economist, Development Economics Group, World Bank; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

October 14, 2011

Is Islam Compatible with the Free Market?

Is Islam Compatible with the Free Market?

Featuring Mustafa Akyol, Author, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (Norton, 2011); with comments from Kris Mauren, Executive Director, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

January 12, 2011

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Featuring the author, Nicholas Phillipson, Honorary Research Fellow in History, University of Edinburgh; and James R. Otteson, Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Yeshiva University, Charles G. Koch Senior Fellow, The Fund for American Studies. Moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

May 20, 2010

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Featuring the author, Matt Ridley; with comments by Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University. Moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.

August 4, 2009

Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

Featuring the author Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by Robin Hanson, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Matthew Yglesias, Fellow, Center for American Progress; and moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.

June 16, 2009

A New Course for Antitrust

A New Course for Antitrust

Featuring Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice; with comments by Joshua D. Wright, George Mason University School of Law; and Edwin S. Rockefeller, Former Chairman, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and author of The Antitrust Religion. Moderated by Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

June 8, 2009

The Financial Fix — Limited Purpose Banking

The Financial Fix — Limited Purpose Banking

Featuring John Goodman, President, National Center for Policy Analysis; and Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University, and Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis. With comments by William Poole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Moderated by William A. Niskanen, Chairman Emeritus and Distinguished Senior Economist, Cato Institute.