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David Boaz

David Boaz
David Boaz

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and the editor of The Libertarian Reader.

He is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism. Boaz is the former editor of New Guard magazine and was executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy prior to joining Cato in 1981. The earlier edition of The Libertarian Mind, titled Libertarianism: A Primer, was described by the Los Angeles Times as “a well-researched manifesto of libertarian ideas.” His other books include The Politics of Freedom and the Cato Handbook for Policymakers.

 

David Boaz's Articles and Posts

The Freeman
Competition and Cooperation
The Sci-Fi Fantasy of Central Planning Anything Peaceful
The Sci-Fi Fantasy of Central Planning

Most of the great science fiction authors bought into the fantasy that state planning could deliver prosperity — at the cost of liberty. 

Foreign Imports Are Good for Americans Anything Peaceful
Foreign Imports Are Good for Americans

Politicians's obsession with exports, industry, and "jobs" misses the bigger picture.

Minimum Wage Hikes in Theory and Practice Anything Peaceful
Minimum Wage Hikes in Theory and Practice

CEOs and entrepreneurs who hire low-skill workers are a lot more confident than academic economists about what they'll do if the minimum wage doubles. 

The Government Gets Nutrition Wrong Over and Over Again Anything Peaceful
Government Gets Nutrition Wrong Over and Over Again

Today’s scientific hypotheses may be wrong. Better, then, not to make them law.

Markets Find a Way Anything Peaceful
It's Illegal to Sell Pot in DC, but Markets Find a Way

In DC, it's legal to grow and possess marijuana, but it's not legal to sell it. So how do people get it?

Is the "Libertarian Moment" Over? Anything Peaceful
Is the "Libertarian Moment" Over?

The impact of libertarian ideas and the sea-change in public opinion aren't going anywhere. 

Martin O'Malley Got $147,000 in Speaking Fees from a Company He Gave Lucrative Government Contracts Anything Peaceful
Martin O'Malley Got $147,000 in Speaking Fees from a Company He Gave Lucrative Government Contracts
In some countries, governors still get suitcases full of cash. Speaking fees are much more modern.
What the French Revolution Means for Liberty Anything Peaceful
What the French Revolution Means for Liberty
“The Bastille was the outward visible sign of lawless power.”
Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market Anything Peaceful
Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market
Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 
Scott Walker Defends the NBA Billionaire Welfare Train Anything Peaceful
Scott Walker Defends the NBA Billionaire Welfare Train
The governor wants to give $250 million from taxpayers to billionaire NBA team owners for a new arena. It's not a good deal.
Venezuela Runs Out of Toilet Paper, Achieves True Socialism The Freeman
Venezuela Runs Out of Toilet Paper, Achieves True Socialism
It's been said, "If you tried socialism in the Sahara, you'd get a shortage of sand."
Venezuela Runs Out of Toilet Paper, Achieves True Socialism Anything Peaceful
Venezuela Runs Out of Toilet Paper, Achieves True Socialism
It's been said, "If you tried socialism in the Sahara, you'd get a shortage of sand."
Drug Decriminalization Has Failed? The Freeman
Drug Decriminalization Has Failed?
The Politics of Freedom The Freeman
The Politics of Freedom
More Public Investment Needed? The Freeman
More Public Investment Needed?
Come to America, John Paul The Freeman
Come to America, John Paul
Libertarianism in Japan The Freeman
Libertarianism in Japan
Whose Kids Are They? The Freeman
Whose Kids Are They?
What Big Government Is All About The Freeman
What Big Government Is All About
Private Property from Soweto to Shanghai The Freeman
Private Property from Soweto to Shanghai
Liberalism and Change The Freeman
Liberalism and Change

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