The United States leads the world in medical innovation, but it doesn't have to stay that way. Physician Raymond Raad believes that Obama-style health care reform may threaten the pace of medical innovation in the United States. He details his findings in the new Cato paper, "Bending the Productivity Curve." http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10979
Jay Richards on Christianity and capitalism.
The importance of the rule of law is hard to overstate. It defines societies not governed by the whims of central authorities. Tom Palmer - Cato Institute Senior Fellow and General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity - believes that promoting liberty and the rule of law means discovering that tradition in cultures around the world. He explores these themes in his new book, Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History and Practice. He spoke at the Cato Institute December 1, 2009.
Ayn Rand still inspires and infuriate decades after her death. Jennifer Burns digs into the ideas and relationships of Ayn Rand in the new book, “Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right.” She spoke at the Cato Institute October 28, 2009.
http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=6505 Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky believes the failure to morally condemn the crimes of communism has left KGB operatives in charge of the government. Bukovsky, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow, believes an open condemnation of communism will help the former Soviet Union make progress toward civil society.
American health care kills. And it's because markets for health care services are grossly distorted. That's the assessment of businessman David Goldhill, whose father died of a hospital acquired infection. Goldhill wrote up what he discovered subsequently in an article for the Atlantic Monthly entitled, "How American Health Care Killed My Father. One of the key problems in American health care, he says, is that the consumer of health care services or products is rarely paying directly.
Full event: http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=6597 American health care kills. And it's because markets for health care services are grossly distorted. That's the assessment of businessman David Goldhill, whose father died of a hospital acquired infection. Goldhill wrote up what he discovered subsequently in an article for the Atlantic Monthly entitled, "How American Health Care Killed My Father.” One of the key problems in American health care, he says, is that the consumer of health care services or products is rarely paying directly.
http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10533 The United States has been in Afghanistan for eight years. The end of our engagement there is not in sight. Ted Galen Carpenter, Malou Innocent and David Rittgers take down myths associated with the war in Afghanistan and offer solutions to American involvement there. Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent are authors of a new paper, “Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan.” http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=10533
Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole addressed some of the problems with long-term land-use planning at Cato University in Rancho Bernardo, California in July. O’Toole is author of the forthcoming Cato book, Gridlock.
Neal McCluskey, Associate Director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom and author of Feds in the Classroom, evaluates the troubling content of President Obama’s speech to school students. McCluskey and Cato Vice President Gene Healy, author of The Cult of the Presidency, also dissect the manner in which the president is being presented to schoolchildren. This video was produced by Austin Bragg ( http://www.twitter.com/habragg ) and Caleb Brown ( http://www.twitter.com/cobrown ).