Last year, Cato hosted an incredible debate between Libertarians and Conservatives. It was such a success, that they will be hosting another debate this year!
Cato invites you to a timely debate about the two philosophies and their associated policy applications, as interns from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute go head-to-head to answer the perennial question: Which is the better philosophy, libertarianism or conservatism?
Liberty and virtue are values that both conservatives and libertarians tout as components of their philosophies. Historically, disagreements about the definitions of and balance between liberty and virtue have taken a backseat to other, more pressing conflicts. As times have changed, elements of the old “fusionism” alliance have dissolved, and new conflicts have emerged that impose a strain on the formerly functioning, though imperfect, ideological partnership. Recent policy issues have highlighted disagreements in areas such as the war on drugs, national defense, welfare, immigration, marriage, foreign policy, and many others.
You can register right now for this not-to-be-missed summer event here! The debate will be Thursday, July 21 at 6:30pm with a reception to follow. Chip Bishop, Cato Institute, will give the introduction and the debate will be moderated by David Barnes, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Policies for the 21st Century.