3,738Nov 3, 2010
Book Discussion on Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards
Political satirist P.J. O’Rourke presents his thoughts on the current state of politics in America. The author questions the government’s fiscal discipline and weighs in on numerous ...
3,078Oct 28, 2009
The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand
Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns talked about their biographies of author and noted libertarian, Ayn Rand. Professor Burns focused on Rand’s intellectual allies and foes, and ...
2,684May 21, 2012
Future of U.S. Navy Fleet
Undersecretary Robert Work spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy’s surface combat fleet. He focused on budgetary constraints and proposals to reduce the size of the surface combat ...
2,470Jul 30, 2012
Steven Landsburg talked about the role of economic freedom in driving innovation and growth. He described the impact of the Industrial Revolution on personal income, economic expectations, and ...
2,432Mar 1, 2010
Second Amendment Rights and States
Participants talked about gun control laws and a Supreme Court case scheduled to be argued the following day.
In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, struck ...
2,300Jan 12, 2011
Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex Speech
A forum was held in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. Scholars compared the ...
2,085Jan 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life
Nicholas Philipson talked about his book Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (Yale University Press, 2010), an intellectual biography of Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790). The author ...
1,600Jan 20, 2011
Gun Rights and the Courts
Panelists talked about U.S. courts and future cases on gun rights. Topics included recent Supreme Court decisions on an individual’s right to bear arms and the right of state and local ...
1,510Apr 28, 2011
Book Discussion on The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition
A panel discussion was held on the work of philosopher and economist F.A. Hayek. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Ronald Hamowy moderated. This Cato ...
1,468Feb 24, 2010
Book Discussion on The Science of Liberty
Timothy Ferris looked at the relationship between the scientific revolution and the rise of liberalism and democracy. He spoke about the topic at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. ...
1,351Mar 23, 2012
Supreme Court Health Care Law Challenge Preview, Individual Mandate
Panelists previewed the Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law requirement that people purchase health care coverage by 2014 or face a financial ...
1,347May 22, 2013
Book Discussion on The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome
Kevin Williamson talked about his book, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure, in which he argues that the ...
1,340Apr 6, 2010
Book Discussion on The Beijing Consensus
Stefan Halper argues that China’s political and cultural influence will eventually equal that of the the U.S. and that a genuine partnership between China and the U.S. is not likely. He ...
1,198May 22, 2012
Book Discussion on Breakout Nations
Ruchir Sharma talked about which countries would make up the economic success stories in the future. He said that China and Brazil would not be in that group, but India, Turkey, and Indonesia ...
1,157Jul 30, 2012
Origins of Freedom
Tom Palmer spoke about the history and development of the concept of freedom in relation to the rise of large national governments. He gave an historical perspective of freedom starting with ...
1,141Jan 12, 2011
Eisenhower's Farewell Address Forum
The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address in which he spoke to about the military-industrial complex. President ...
1,132Aug 27, 2009
Book Discussion on The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989
Steven Hayward talked about his book The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution, 1980-1989 (Crown Forum; August 25, 2009). This second volume on the political career of President ...
1,113Sep 2, 2009
Book Discussion on Financial Fiasco
Johan Norberg talked about his book Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis (Cato Institute; September 25, 2009). He ...
1,112Jul 17, 2013
Book Discussion on Money, Gold, and History
Lewis Lehrman talked about his book, Money, Gold, and History, in which he calls for a return to the gold standard, which he argues will help improve our economy. He spoke at the Cato ...
1,067Mar 27, 2013
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Legal scholars and same-sex marriage advocates talked about Supreme Court oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition 8 ...
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