“The Hoover-Roosevelt-Bush-Obama do-something-anything-everythi ng approach to economic recovery seems to result in elongated depressions. In the Washington Post, James Grant says we should try the Harding approach instead.” — David Boaz
And how did the administration of Warren G. Harding, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve, produce these astonishing results? Why, by raising interest rates, reducing the public debt and balancing the federal budget.
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Uploaded by ReasonTV on Sep 23, 2011
Is America poised for another revolution?
David Boaz, Executive Vice President of The CATO Institute, isn’t betting on it.
“35 years ago, when I was a college student,” Baoz reminisced, “the first libertarian speaker i ever heard said ‘We are going to have hyper inflation. Buy gold and guns. That’s the only thing that will save you.’ And our political system averted that disaster.”
At FreedomFest 2011, Reason’s Nick Gillespie sat down with Boaz to discuss revolution (American and French), the way out of the current fiscal crisis, the recent rise of liberty-loving youth.
Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 libertarians and advocates of limited government. Reason.tv spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks.
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One of my favorite fiction authors of all time. I wish he was still around. I am sure he would have some words to tell Mr. Obama.
Uploaded by LibertarianismDotOrg on Jun 10, 2011
Featuring the author William H. Patterson, Jr., Editor and publisher, The Heinlein Journal; moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.
Robert A. Heinlein is regarded by many as the greatest science fiction writer of the 20th century. He is the author of more than 30 novels, including Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and the libertarian classic The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. According to biographer William H. Patterson Jr., Heinlein’s writings “galvanized not one, but four social movements of his century: science fiction and its stepchild, the policy think tank; the counterculture; the libertarian movement; and the commercial space movement.” This authorized biography, reviewed enthusiastically by Michael Dirda in the Washington Post, is the first of two volumes, covering Heinlein’s early ambition to become an admiral, his left-wing politics, and his first novels. Heinlein later became strongly libertarian.
Nick Gillespie Defends the Indefensible on Stossel
Uploaded by ReasonTV on Aug 22, 2011
Reason’s Nick Gillespie appeared on Fox Business’ Stossel show on August 18, 2011, to “defend the indefensible.” The co-author of the new book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America (http://declaration2011.com), Gillespie and David Boaz of the Cato Institute and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University made the moral and economic case for often-vilified practices ranging from ticket scalping to human-organ sales to the creation of private currencies.
About 19 minutes
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