Libertarianism: A Primer, by David Boaz, the longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, continues to be the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of this increasingly important political movement - and now it has been updated throughout and with a new title: The Libertarian Mind. Boaz has updated the book with new information on the threat of government surveillance; the policies that led up to and stemmed from the 2008 financial crisis; corruption in Washington; and the unsustainable welfare state.
"A book every American should read"
David Boaz presents the essential guidebook to the libertarian perspective, detailing its roots, central tenets, solutions to contemporary policy dilemmas, and future in American politics. He confronts head-on the tough questions frequently posed to libertarians: What about inequality? Who protects the environment? What ties people together if they are essentially self-interested?
"Clear, in-depth analysis"
This edition of CatoAudio features David Boaz and Susan Chamberlin previewing the 108th Congress; Ron Faucheux on lessons from Election 2002; Charles Rounds on the semantics of Social Security; David Kopel on the risks of undermining The Posse Comitatus Act; New Zealand Ambassador John Wood on free trade and agriculture; and William Saletan on "Framing the Debate".
This edition of CatoAudio features Jim Powell and David Boaz on the growth of the federal government; Charles Murray on the causes of human excellence; Rep. Barney Frank on liberals' opposition to Internet gambling; The Postal Rate Commission's Shelly Dreifuss on the lack of accountability at the U.S. Postal Service, Roger Pilon on the benefits of drug reimportation; and Ed Crane on the ideological collapse of the Republican party.
Radley Balko and Jacob Sullum on the DEA's war against pain sufferers; Floyd Abrams on political partisans who support free speech, but only when they agree with it; William Niskanen on the lessons Enron teaches about financial mismanagement; David Boaz on why Congress should defend the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Steven Davies on the explosive growth of the world's wealth; and Anne Applebaum on how totalitarianism came to power in Russia and Germany.
"How Liberal Courts Help Conservatives States Stay Free: David Boaz" is from the August 19, 2016 Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by David Boaz and narrated by Mark Ashby.
This edition of CatoAudio features David Boaz and Patrick Basham on the midterm elections and state of the nation; John Samples on Election 2002; Andrew Biggs on Social Security choice; Ivan Eland on the case against attacking Iraq; Doug Bandow on the pitfalls of nation building; and Wendy Kaminer on defending liberty in America today.
This issue of CatoAudio features David Boaz and John Samples on the results of the 2004 election; Steven Pearlstein on the difference between American and European capitalism; Ted Galen Carpenter on the merits of a restrained foreign policy; Bob Barr on the misguided crusade for a national ID card; Greg Mankiw, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, on the rebounding economy; Dan Griswold on the relationship between liberty and religious faith.
This October 2004 edition of CatoAudio features David Boaz and John Samples on the 2004 election; Marie Gryphon on the high costs of the affirmative action myth; Chris Edwards on Bush and Kerry's budget priorities; Erik Luna on the injustices of the federal sentencing guidelines; Bob Levy on reconciling tort reform and federalism; and Tom Palmer on the deep roots of liberty in Western civilization.