Edited by Cato Executive Vice President David Boaz, Toward Liberty looks at the political philosophy that is sweeping the world. More and more countries are opting for free trade and free markets, and the rule of law. In this collection, scholars and politicians address the fall of communism and apartheid, globalization, school choice, Social Security privatization, technology and personal freedom.
"In 1977 it was announced that the Social Security program had "unexpectedly" accrued a deficit ot $4.3 trillion, triggering the widely held belief that there existed a "crises" in Social Security. Elimination of this deficit would, it was suggested, require massive tax increases. Payroll tax rates projected in 1972 to peak at 11.9% early in the ywenty-first century were projected only three years later to reach nearly 30% be the year 2050."
David Boaz (1953) is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, an American libertarian think tank. He played a key role in the Institute's development and the American libertarian movement. He is the author of Libertarianism: A Primer, published in 1997 by the Free Press and described by the Los Angeles Times as "a well-researched manifesto of libertarian ideas," the editor of The Libertarian Reader, and co-editor of the Cato Handbook for Congress (2003) and the Cato Handbook on Policy (2005). He frequently discusses such topics as education choice, the growth of government, the ownership society, his support of drug legalization, and the rise of libertarianism on national television and radio shows.