David Boaz

Mr. David Boaz is executive vice-president of the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. He previously served as editor of New Guard magazine and executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy.

An expert on such issues as the failure of big government, the politics of the baby-boom generation, drug prohibition, and educational choice, Mr. Boaz writes widely on those subjects and others in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. He is the editor of Left, Right, and Babyboom:America’s New Politics; Assessing the Reagan Years; The Crisis in Drug Prohibition; and Liberating Schools: Education in the Inner City; and co-editor with Edward H. Crane of An American Vision: Policies for the ’90s, Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century, and The Cato Handbook for Congress. Mr. Boaz’s latest two books are Libertarianism: A Primer and The Libertarian Reader: Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman.