Limited Government in the 2012 Election

Cato Sponsor e-Briefing
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Noon–1 p.m. (EST)

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with John Samples, director of Cato's Center for Representative Government and author of The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

The 2012 election campaign is upon us. You will hear a lot of "horse race" analysis over the next year, but in this month's e-Briefing, Cato scholar John Samples would like to do something different. Rather than focus on candidates and personalities, Samples will put the current presidential race in historical context and discuss the prospects for limited government now and in the future. He will also explain why President Obama, while a weakened incumbent, is not certain to lose in November.

This special online-only series is an opportunity to hear from Cato's policy staff. The briefing will be broadcast live at Please note that it is not necessary to download any software to watch the briefing online; no reservation is necessary.

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