Speaker - David Boaz

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Cato's executive vice president David Boaz has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. 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.

He is the author of Libertarianism: A Primer, described by the Los Angeles Times as "a well-researched manifesto of libertarian ideas," the editor of The Libertarian Reader, and coeditor of the Cato Handbook on Policy.

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. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, and Slate.

He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows, and has appeared on ABC's "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher", CNN's "Crossfire", NPR's "Talk of the Nation" and "All Things Considered", "John McLaughlin's One on One", Fox News Channel, BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other media.

10 Programs

The Goddess of the Market: The Meaning of Ayn Rand

10.28.09 | 01:14:46 min | 20 comments

David Boaz: The Coming Century of Liberty

07.09.08 | 01:07:16 min | 4 comments

Race and the State

02.27.08 | 01:05:59 min | 0 comments

The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

02.19.08 | 00:48:20 min | 8 comments

Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalism in Europe

03.09.07 | 00:51:34 min | 0 comments

Andrew Sullivan

10.03.06 | 01:23:06 min | 0 comments

The Elephant in the Room

09.06.06 | 01:09:19 min | 0 comments

How Republicans Broke the Bank

08.15.06 | 01:07:00 min | 1 comment

Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity

05.23.06 | 00:51:51 min | 5 comments

Resolved: The Bush NSA Surveillance is Illegal

05.05.06 | 01:26:22 min | 1 comment