In a speech at the State Department on Thursday, President Obama presented his vision for the Middle East. Obama announced "a new chapter in American diplomacy," and has promised economic aid for Egypt and Tunisia, including loans and debt forgiveness. However, Cato scholar Christopher A. Preble warns, "There is a right way, and a wrong way, to go about promoting human freedom. ...I hope that the president reaffirms the importance of peaceful regime change from within, not American-sponsored regime change from without."
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Climate Coup A first-rate team of experts offers compelling documentation on the pervasive influence global warming alarmism now has on almost every aspect of our society--from national defense, law, trade, and politics to health, education, and international development.
Schools for Misrule This new book reveals how our nation's law schools have become a hatchery of bad ideas, many of which confer power and status on the schools' graduates and faculty, as law comes to pervade more areas of life.
The False Promise of Green Energy Offers an outstanding, nearly unprecedented evaluation of claims by green energy and green jobs proponents that we can improve the economy and the environment, almost risk free, by spending billions of dollars on what are ultimately false promises.
Rehabilitating Lochner A timely reevaluation of a widely misunderstood and unfairly criticized 1905 Supreme Court decision (Lochner v New York), which invalidated state laws limiting work hours, and became the leading case contending that novel economic regulations were unconstitutional.
Government Failure Politicians often cite 'market failure' as justification for meddling with the economy, but this classic book shows how government 'cures' often cause more harm than good.
The Case for Gold This landmark book was the minority report from the U.S. Gold Commission in 1982, which evaluated the role of gold in the monetary system. It covers the history of gold in the United States, explains how the breakdown in its use as a financial standard was caused by government, and details the critical need for sound money.